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  • "Can We Cut Carbon by Burning More Petrol?" -" Yes, Minister"

    Friday 30th September, 2011

    Take the brakes off carbon emissions?

    The Wildlife Trust has criticised plans to raise the national speed limit to 80 mph. Encouraging lower fuel efficiency in the face of rising CO2 emissions is madness.

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  • PAWS helps out with Mini-Eden Project

    Wednesday 28th September, 2011

    Victoria School in Northfield was awarded £50,000 to create an inspirational mini Eden style project within the school grounds, with a large glass and aluminum dome called a Solar Dome. The dome provides a means of offering high quality outdoor experiences for students and their families, as well as other community groups, bringing them closer to nature.

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  • Wildlife Trust responds to Red Tape Challenge

    Wednesday 21st September, 2011

    Wildlife Sites are a precious resource for local communities

    The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham & the Black Country has responded to the Red Tape Challenge consultation with a robust defence of the role of wildlife legislation. In 21st century England with our daily commitments and concerns, it is easy to imagine the richness and quality of nature around us will just take care of itself, to go on being there and providing for our lives. This is a misconception. Without clear and robust focus on ways and means to secure its future, we will leave communities and the next generation with regrets instead of ongoing rewards. The natural environment is both an irreplaceable inheritance from the past, and a massive asset for the future, though typically overlooked in our leaders’ attention to priorities.

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  • Wildlife Trust Opposes English Badger Cull

    Tuesday 13th September, 2011

    The Wildlife Trust has written to Members of Parliament asking them to oppose a licensed badger cull in England. For over 15 years the Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country has been raising concerns about badger culling, and urging proper investment in alternatives such as vaccination, better biosecurity and accurate testing procedures. These are the most effective means to tackle bovine TB and the best options for badgers and for UK farmers.

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  • Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife “Worth over £1billion”

    Thursday 8th September, 2011

    An economic study on behalf of the Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country has valued the contribution of ‘Green Infrastructure’ to the area at around £21million a year – and this is a minimum estimate.

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  • WildlifeXpo

    Thursday 25th August, 2011


    A brand new wildlife exhibition is coming to London’s Alexandra Palace on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 October 2011. WildlifeXpo offers wildlife lovers an exciting combination of exhibitors, lectures and workshops.

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  • Step-change for nature’s recovery needed

    Friday 19th August, 2011

    Noctule Bat - part of the Black Country's Biodiversity

    As the Government today (Friday 19 August) announces the England Biodiversity Strategy (EBS), The Wildlife Trust welcomes the ambitions within it.

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  • Be Part of the Big Wildlife Garden

    Friday 19th August, 2011

    Everyone has the opportunity to help create the UK’s largest nature reserve from today (Friday 19 August) – with the launch of the ‘Big Wildlife Garden’ (BWG) competition.

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  • Birmingham is a top UK Picnic Spot

    Monday 8th August, 2011

    Credit: Vik Keshvala

    Druids Heath on the southern edge of Birmingham has won the top accolade of being the UK's favourite urban picnic spot! The picturesque urban fringe site beat Clapham Common into second place, while other places like Wimbledon Common didn't even make the rankings.

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  • Get a Wild Life this Summer

    Friday 5th August, 2011

    Black Country Living Landscape Community Involvement Programme is inviting Black Country residents to ‘Go Wild’ this summer. There are a series of four Wildlife Road shows around the borough and a Black Country wide wildlife survey, the activities are completely free and all residents, families and groups are welcome to get involved.

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