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Latest news about wildlife issues, what we're doing and how you can get involved…

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  • Green watchdog consultation launched today

    Thursday 10th May, 2018

    Today the Government has published its consultation on creating a new environmental watchdog body to protect our natural environment when the UK leaves the EU. Joan Edwards, The Wildlife Trusts’ Director of Living Seas and Public Affairs, says the watchdog must meet key tests if it's to be robust enough to adequately replace the current functions of EU institutions.

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  • Wildlife Trust identifies potentially devastating impacts of Oxford to Cambridge Expressway on wildlife and natural environment

    Wednesday 2nd May, 2018

    Bernwood Meadows

    The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust has identified the likely impacts of the Government’s proposed Oxford to Cambridge Expressway corridors on designated wildlife sites and the natural environment between Abingdon, Oxford, Aylesbury and Milton Keynes.

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  • Wildlife Trusts launch Nature Recovery Network

    Wednesday 2nd May, 2018

    Nature Recovery Network

    The Wildlife Trusts have published Towards a Wilder Britain – creating a Nature Recovery Network which shows how new laws could lead to the creation of nature recovery maps and reverse decades of wildlife declines.

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  • Countdown for Wildlife. Act swiftly to help reverse the decline of nature in England

    Tuesday 17th April, 2018

    The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is asking everyone who wants to see nature’s fortunes improve to act swiftly and respond to Government consultations on farming and planning, which end early in May. Nature-friendly farmers, planners, local authorities, wildlife experts and people who care about nature are being urged to seize this unique opportunity for new national farming and planning policies to reverse the decline of English wildlife.

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  • Feel happy and be closer to nature with 30 Days Wild this June

    Tuesday 17th April, 2018

    30 Days Wild

    The Wildlife Trusts’ challenge for everyone to spend 30 Days Wild in June means people are likely to feel happier and want to care for the natural beauty around them, research reveals.

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  • Extending the badger cull could result in the killing of thousands of healthy badgers, risk spreading bovine TB and waste taxpayers’ money

    Monday 16th April, 2018

    Vaccinating a badger costs less than £100; culling a badger costs £6,000

    The Government’s proposed extension of the badger cull to Oxfordshire and Berkshire could result in thousands of healthy badgers being killed, put more cattle at risk of contracting bovine TB by forcing movement of infected badgers, and will waste taxpayers’ money already committed to vaccinating badgers in these counties, says the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust.

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  • Wildlife Trust hosts debate on housing and Expressway in Oxford to Cambridge Growth Corridor

    Wednesday 28th March, 2018

    How can we have hundreds of thousands of new homes in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, and an Expressway road, as well as a wildlife-rich environment and a happy and productive society? This is the question the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is asking of councillors from several local authorities within the Growth Corridor who will be taking part in a hustings on Wednesday 18 April at St Edburg’s Church in Bicester, starting at 6pm.

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  • Go Wild for Worms – gardeners welcome life-giving worms!

    Tuesday 27th March, 2018

    Go Wild for Worms! Wild About Gardens

    This year’s Wild About Gardens challenge from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and The Wildlife Trusts is: Go Wild for Worms!

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  • Outdoor-loving teens tackle woodland management to help wildlife

    Tuesday 20th March, 2018

    Teen rangers West Berkshire

    Teen Rangers are getting stuck in to woodland management in West Berkshire, under the watchful eyes of the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust. Youngsters between the ages of 12 and 16 years are invited to come and join in a free Teen Rangers session on Saturday 14 April to discover how to protect woodland wildlife by looking after our local wild spaces.

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  • New trustees from farming and finance needed by Wildlife Trust

    Tuesday 13th March, 2018

    The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) is recruiting trustees to its Board. We are particularly seeking a farmer or landowner who is farming for the benefit of wildlife and someone with experience of managing finance or risk.

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