Conservation

A new Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for Wales

The beautiful River Dee © Denbighshire CC

Wales has a new Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) following an announcement on Tuesday 22 November by Environment Minister, John Griffiths. Read more »

Take up the 10% Challenge and help wildlife flourish in your garden

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The 10% Challenge is a project designed to get people “creating homes for wildlife in their gardens”

A few days ago I had the pleasure of an early morning visit to Jimmy’s Farm in Suffolk, just south of Ipswich. Read more »

WWF acts to save Europe’s last remaining virgin forests

Romania’s virgin forests represent up to 65 per cent of the virgin forests still remaining in Europe © Mircea Struteanu

250,000 hectares of virgin forests in Romania are in urgent need of protection, according to a new campaign launched by WWF. Read more »

Study shows urgent action needed to avoid extinction of Mekong dolphins

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A population of just 85 is under severe pressure and in decline. (c) WWF-Cambodia, Gerard Ryan

New research from WWF has shown that Mekong dolphins are "at high risk of extinction". Read more »

Nine tribal facts for August 9th

Korowai man and child, Papua. Tribal people in New Guinea were some of the world’s earliest farmers. © Survival

Tuesday August 9th 2011 is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. Read more »

Replanted & restocked woodland wins award

A total of 14.3 per cent of Wales is covered by woodlands

A woodland which was recently felled to provide timber for the forestry industry has won an award for the way in which it has been carefully re-planted with trees for a future generation. Read more »

Sussex Wildlife Trust demonstrates commitment to Living Seas

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Erin will raise awareness of marine conservation and support The Wildlife Trusts’ Living Seas vision © Neil Fletcher

The Sussex Wildlife Trust (SWT) has demonstrated its commitment to marine conservation by appointing Erin Pettifer as Marine Conservation Officer. Read more »

Start@Kew in August: one simple step can make a difference

START@KEW is a fun-filled interactive family eco-extravaganza in one of the World’s most sustainable and natural Llocations

Start, an initiative by HRH The Prince of Wales to inspire the UK public to take simple steps towards achieving more sustainable living, has announced Start@Kew, a five day interactive eco-extravag Read more »

Be astonished with WWF's new film - & the chance to win a trip to Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California

WWF is offering a family of four the chance to win a conservation experience at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California

British actors Bill Nighy and Gemma Arterton will appear in a new short film this summer, to highlight the work of conservation charity WWF and inspire an interest in the natural world. Read more »

Hundreds of new clean water wildlife ponds for England’s forests

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The new ponds act as stepping stones between existing water bodies to enable wildlife to move more freely across the landscape

The Forestry Commission has created hundreds of new ponds and restored wetlands in forests across England as part of its response to a changing climate. Read more »

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