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

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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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  • Wildlife Trust response to possible extension of badger cull into Oxfordshire and Berkshire

    Thursday 8th March, 2018

    The Government is now considering applications for shooting badgers in Oxfordshire and Berkshire, although new evidence shows that many badgers in these areas do not have bovine TB.

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  • Wardens at Snelsmore and Greenham Commons help visitors learn about wildlife and protect birds

    Monday 5th March, 2018

    Wildlife Wardens on West Berkshire Commons

    The rare birds of Snelsmore Common and Greenham Common will receive extra protection from the local Wildlife Trust this spring and summer. Three wildlife wardens recruited by the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust are advising visitors about the resident and summer migrant birds that nest on the ground and are easily disturbed by walkers and their dogs.

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  • Grant award for wildlife and community projects across Berkshire

    Thursday 1st March, 2018

    Community groups in Berkshire with projects aimed to improve their local area for both people and wildlife have the chance to win cash to help them succeed with their vision.

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  • Water voles thriving in Oxfordshire and Berkshire and given a helping hand in Buckinghamshire

    Monday 26th February, 2018

    water vole recovery

    The UK’s longest running water vole recovery project, led by the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust, is reporting a significant and steady increase in water vole activity over the last 10 years.

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  • Wildlife Trust’s initial response to the 25 Year Environment Plan

    Friday 12th January, 2018

    Estelle Bailey, the Chief Executive of the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust, broadly welcomes the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan announced yesterday, while warning that the lack of legal underpinning is a fundamental flaw.

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  • How to build nature-friendly housing developments

    Friday 12th January, 2018

    Guidelines published by The Wildlife Trusts on Thursday 11 January show how new housing developments can be built in a way that provides people with greener, inspirational homes, and help to reverse decades of wildlife and habitat decline.

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