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Two Rivers Way, Newbury: statement from BBOWT
Thursday 9th February, 2017
BBOWT owns about a hectare of land, mainly woodland, south of Two Rivers Way in Newbury. The land, which is near to where the River Lambourn and River Kennet meet, is dominated by mature Crack Willow trees.
Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Natural Environment Partnership publishes State of the Environment report
Tuesday 7th February, 2017
The State of the Environment Report assesses the status of the Buckinghamshire environment, using indicators and information to take stock of the extent and quality of Buckinghamshire’s natural assets. These include habitats and the quality of our air and water; our energy and resource use; how much green space we have access to; and the relationship between the environment and economic prosperity.
Environment laws must be reinforced not reviewed when the UK leaves the EU
Thursday 19th January, 2017
Environment laws must be reinforced not reviewed when the UK leaves the EU. The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust, as a member of the Wildlife and Countryside Link, endorses this view which is outlined in a blog by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.
Wardens at Snelsmore Common help visitors learn about wildlife and protect birds
Thursday 19th January, 2017
The rare birds of Snelsmore Common will receive extra protection from the local Wildlife Trust this spring and summer. Three wildlife wardens have been recruited by the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust specifically to advise visitors to the 96 hectare site north of Newbury about the resident birds and summer migrants that nest on the ground and are easily disturbed by walkers and their dogs.
Advice about Avian Influenza or bird 'flu
Tuesday 17th January, 2017
Although there are currently no recorded outbreaks of Avian Flu in Berks, Bucks and Oxfordshire, several cases of Avian Flu have been recorded in farmed and domestic birds across the UK recently. The strain is different from the one that caused concern in 2012 when people were infected, and is considered to be a very low risk for humans. However, it can have serious implications for poultry farmers and owners of domestic birds.
Wildlife Trust's Nature Memories Café opens at the Nature Discovery Centre
Wednesday 11th January, 2017
The relaxing power of nature combined with friendly companionship in the warmth of the Lakeside Café at the Nature Discovery Centre in Thatcham is at the heart of a new dementia friendly project: Nature Memories Café run by the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust.
Geology Rocks College Lake!
Monday 9th January, 2017
The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is very excited to announce that our new Geology Rocks exhibition is now on display at our College Lake nature reserve in Buckinghamshire. College Lake, one of the Wildlife Trust’s flagship nature reserves, is situated at an old chalk quarry, which has been yielding prehistoric specimens and geological mysteries for decades.
Government must recognise environmental benefits of managing land, says Wildlife Trust
Thursday 5th January, 2017
With two conferences about farming underway in Oxford this week, the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) warns there is a real danger that the opportunity to reform the funding of our farming system could be squandered, if the Government doesn’t take an integrated approach to farming and the countryside.
Environmental protections must not be weakened after Brexit
Wednesday 4th January, 2017
A new report by the Environmental Audit Committee published today warns the Government that environmental protections must not be weakened after Brexit. The Wildlife Trusts respond...
It’ll be loud and noisy ‘toasting’ the Community Orchard in Thatcham!
Wednesday 21st December, 2016
Come a-wassailing with the Wildlife Trust and Thatcham residents on Sunday 15 January from 2pm to 3pm as we bless the fruit trees and chase away the evil spirits to make sure the fruit flows freely in the coming year.