Conservation

‘Disconnected children’ mean nature is at risk

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Family feeding ducks and geese at Dove Stone RSPB reserve, March 2011. (Ben Hall rspb-images.com)

The RSPB has developed a brand new approach to measure how connected children are to nature, working with leading academics at the University of Essex. It comes as a result of growing concerns over generations of children with little or no contact with the natural world and wildlife. Read more »

Animal welfare & conservation heroes from around the UK set to receive awards

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Vikki Fowler

Animal welfare heroes are set to receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for Animal Welfare. The awards take place tomorrow, Tuesday 23rd October at IFAW’s annual Animal Action Awards. The ceremony will be hosted at the House of Lords by Baroness Gale with the awards presented by Queen legend Brian May. Read more »

Animal welfare & conservation heroes from around the UK set to receive awards

Animal welfare heroes are set to receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for Animal Welfare. The awards take place tomorrow, Tuesday 23rd October at IFAW’s annual Animal Action Awards. The ceremony will be hosted at the House of Lords by Baroness Gale with the awards presented by Queen legend Brian May. Read more »

The National Arboretum celebrates a project to engage new groups with botanic gardens

Members of the Macular Disease Society, Awaz Utaoh and the Forestry Commission looking at photographs of the Hidden Voices workshops. Credit Paul Groom/ Forestry Commission

A celebration has taken place at the Forestry Commission's National Arboretum at Westonbirt to celebrate a project that engaged new audiences with botanic gardens.

The Macular Disease Society, Bristol Drugs Project and Asian women's group Awaz Utaoh took part in the Hidden Voices project led by the Forestry Commission's learning and participation team at Westonbirt Arboretum. Read more »

The Last Fishermen: catching local & eating local will help preserve our oceans and fish

This is a beautiful film from Greenpeace UK - worth watching in its own right. But it also carries a powerful message: we need to support our small-scale fishermen in the UK. Read more »

Plant a kiss on FoE & help create 60 bee-friendly space

Friends of the Earth is asking the public to plant a kiss on its website and thereby help in the drive to create 60 new green spaces in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Read more »

Thames Water donates riverside property worth up to £10million in backing crowdfunders' bid to rescue Olympic dock

Visualisation of the new bridge, footpath and community gardens

Thames Water has donated 2.5 acres of property in a bid to help raise thousands of pounds to transform a neglected London dock ahead of the Olympics.

East London charity the Gasworks Dock Partnership is aiming to open Cody Dock on the River Lea, located between Canary Wharf and the Olympic Park, before the Games start this summer. Read more »

FoE report shows why we need a National Action Plan to save British bees

Friend of the Earth has published new research into the decline of bees in England. The project, carried out the University of Reading, shows that the use of pesticides increased by 6.5% between 2005 and 2010. Pesticides are a factor in the recent decline in British bee populations. Read more »

WWF launches Earth Book to celebrate publication of Living Planet Report 2012

WWF’s Earth Book was launched from the International Space Centre by WWF Ambassador and Dutch Astronaut, André Kuipers

WWF is asking people to share their experiences of the natural world and collaborate in Earth Book 2012, an online storybook which has been created to coincide with the publication of the Living Planet Report 2012 Read more »

Ben Fogle soars above the Eden Project Biome with the Olympic Flame

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Ben Fogle holds the Olympic Torch aloft with the Eden Biomes in the background (pic by Tom Griffiths)

As the Olympic Flame began its 70-day journey throughout the UK, Ben Fogle held it aloft when he soared above the the world’s biggest indoor rainforest at the Eden Project on Saturday. Read more »

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