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  • Natural prescription needed to help tackle crisis in mental health

    Tuesday 26th January, 2016

    common blue butterflies

    The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country are calling for greater thought to be given to natural solutions to tackle the mental health crisis in the NHS.

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  • Nature Improvement Areas: Thousands more hectares for our wildlife

    Wednesday 20th January, 2016

    NIA at Sedgley Beacon

    A new report shows that The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country has made a big contribution to nearly 20,000 hectares of natural habitat – the equivalent of almost 23,000 football pitches – being created, restored or preserved across England over the past three years as part of an innovative £7.5 million government project.

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  • Second wave of marine protection welcomed by The Wildlife Trusts

    Sunday 17th January, 2016

    Basking shark

    Today The Wildlife Trusts welcome the news that this Government is designating a second phase of 23 new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). This historic move illustrates a renewed impetus to protect the seas around our shores. It follows on from the announcement of 27 MCZs in 2013 and is the second of three phases promised by the Government in order to fulfill the remit of the Marine and Coastal Access Act.

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  • Forest Schools flourish thanks to funding boost

    Friday 15th January, 2016

    children enjoying outdoor learning at EcoPark

    Children in inner city areas, where chances to explore nature may be limited, are set to benefit from regular outdoor opportunities designed to stimulate creativity, imagination and investigation, thanks to a £50,000 cash boost from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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  • Wild Winter gives great support for local wildlife

    Friday 4th December, 2015

    Beer launch

    Wolverhampton brewery Sacre Brew has produced a special beer for the winter, which also gives a warm glow for supporters of The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country.

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  • Regents Park named Birmingham’s Wildest School!

    Friday 20th November, 2015

    My Wild School awards winners

    Three primary schools celebrated being crowned Birmingham’s wildest schools on Monday at The Wildlife Trust’s EcoPark in Small Heath at a special event to celebrate learning about nature.

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  • Celebration for our Wild Schools!

    Friday 6th November, 2015

    my wild school competition

    Three primary schools are celebrating winning fantastic prizes having been crowned Birmingham’s wildest schools in The Wildlife Trust’s competition.

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  • Help our hedgehogs! Celebrities urge gardeners to save the nation’s hedgehogs

    Wednesday 14th October, 2015

    Wild about gardens week

    Twiggy, Ben Fogle, Bill Oddie and Chris Beardshaw are backing Wild About Gardens Week this autumn and urging gardeners to save hedgehogs. The annual celebration of garden wildlife hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and The Wildlife Trusts has joined forces with Hedgehog Street this year to highlight what gardeners can do to help this much-loved yet fast-declining species.

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  • Deadline approaches for primary schools to win a wild makeover!

    Monday 14th September, 2015

    wild fun

    Primary schools across Birmingham and the Black Country have just two weeks left to win fantastic prizes that will make their children wild with excitement in The Wildlife Trust’s competition.

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  • Boxing clever for wildlife at Barr Beacon

    Wednesday 9th September, 2015

    Bird box making

    The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country is putting on a free day of bird box making at Barr Beacon this Saturday to teach new skills and ensure more feathered friends are cared for in Walsall.

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