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January, 2014

Please join your local wildlife trust today

Please join your local wildlife trust today

Please join your local wildlife trust today

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  • It’s no joke for the Cinderella wildlife refuges at risk in Berks, Bucks & Oxon

    Monday 22nd December, 2014

    Local Wildlife Sites at risk

    A new report from The Wildlife Trusts published today (Monday 22 December) highlights the vulnerable status of hundreds of Local Wildlife Sites in Berks, Bucks & Oxon.

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  • New Dutch nature reserve is inspired by Greenham Common

    Thursday 11th December, 2014

    The Park Vliegbasis Soesterberg, a former US airbase, opens to the public for the first time on 13 December, thanks to the hard work of Dutch ecologists who were inspired by a visit to Greenham Common.

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  • Have a 'Wild Audience' with BBOWT President Steve Backshall

    Wednesday 3rd December, 2014

    Wild Audience with Steve Backshall

    Fresh from the Strictly ballroom, BBOWT President Steve Backshall is taking part in 'Wild Audience' events on 8 and 15 December. Find out how you can be there.

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  • Awards for Wildlife Trust volunteers

    Friday 28th November, 2014

    BBOWT volunteers

    The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) is celebrating the work of more than 1,500 volunteers who give so much of their time, skills and expertise to help BBOWT look after wildlife. The Volunteer Awards will be presented at the BBOWT Conference in Oxford on Saturday.

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  • Steve faces his toughest dance challenge this Saturday!

    Friday 21st November, 2014

    Strictly Come Dancing; Steve Backshall

    BBOWT President Steve Backshall is facing his toughest dancing challenge yet, with the fast and bouncy jive.

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  • Bucks and Milton Keynes Natural Environment Partnership will help local wildlife overcome challenges

    Friday 21st November, 2014

    Bucks and Milton Keynes Natural Environment Partnership; BBOWT

    At the launch of the Bucks and Milton Keynes Natural Environment Partnership Christopher Williams, BBOWT's head of conservation and education for Bucks, described how it could help wildlife in the county.

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  • Steve's our 'Ocean Giant' dancing in the Tower Ballroom on Saturday

    Friday 14th November, 2014

    Common dolphins

    BBOWT President Steve Backshall will be 'Rolling in the Deep' with his professional dance partner Ola Jordan on Saturday's Strictly Come Dancing from the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool.

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  • Children's Starfish Pledges sent to Prime Minister in campaign to save marine wildlife

    Friday 14th November, 2014

    Starfish Pledges, Living Seas, Marine Conservation Zones

    Children visiting the Wildlife Trust’s environmental education centres across Berks, Bucks & Oxon have created 163 Starfish Pledges asking the Prime Minister to protect our seas and sea-life.

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  • Wildlife Trust wins award for Wolvercote Lakes project

    Wednesday 12th November, 2014

    Wolvercote Lakes; Oxford Preservation Trust; BBOWT

    After two years of hard work Wolvercote Lakes in north Oxford has been transformed from an old gravel pit surrounded by overgrown trees, slippery paths and builder’s rubble to a beautiful nature reserve open to the public and full of wildlife. This transformation has been recognised by the Oxford Preservation Trust, which has given its Environment Award to the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust for leading the restoration and management of the site.

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  • Steve promises a passionate Paso Doble on Strictly

    Friday 7th November, 2014

    Steve Backshall Strictly Come Dancing

    BBOWT President and Strictly Come Dancing celebrity Steve Backshall is stamping his heels, swirling a cape vigorously and throwing amazing shapes in the passionate Paso Doble on Saturday evening’s show.

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