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Berkshire wildlife to benefit from John Lewis Reading customers and Partners
Wednesday 22nd March, 2017
Wildlife on Shepperlands Farm, a nature reserve in countryside between Reading and Bracknell, will benefit from a £1,000 donation from the John Lewis Reading Community Matters scheme.
State of Nature in Oxfordshire report reveals serious declines in wildlife, and success stories
Tuesday 21st March, 2017
The State of Nature in Oxfordshire report published today (21 March) by Wild Oxfordshire gives an honest and unflinching account of the state of the natural environment across the county.
Landfill Communities Fund continues to support wildlife projects
Thursday 9th March, 2017
The Government's Spring Budget on 8 March has made it easier for landfill companies to maintain the Landfill Communities Fund, which supports community and environmental projects in areas that are affected by landfill activities.
Phase One of HS2 railway given Royal Assent today
Thursday 23rd February, 2017
The first phase of the High Speed Two (HS2) railway between London and Birmingham was given Royal Assent on 23 February 2017.
Greener UK launches its manifesto
Wednesday 22nd February, 2017
Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust supports the launch of the Greener UK manifesto, urging the UK government to use Brexit to restore and enhance the environment
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.