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

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  • Successful public appeal helps Wildlife Trust create the first nature reserve to span the River Thames

    Monday 2nd October, 2017

    Duxford Old River joins Chimney Meadows across the River Thames

    The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust announces the creation of the first nature reserve on both sides of the River Thames, thanks to the wonderful generosity of all the people who donated to the Duxford Old River Appeal and a National Lottery grant of £86,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

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  • Badger cull extended to more counties

    Monday 11th September, 2017

    Badger cull extended to more counties

    As a fresh wave of badger culling begins in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Cheshire and Somerset, The Wildlife Trusts call on the Government to stop killing badgers. Culling badgers will not eradicate bovine TB in cattle.

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  • Join our Write for the Wild campaign

    Thursday 7th September, 2017

    Write for the Wild

    The Wildlife Trusts want MPs to speak up for the environment when they debate the EU Withdrawal Bill, starting today and continuing for several months. Join the Write for the Wild campaign by writing to your MP about how important the wildlife and protections granted by European legislation are, and that environmental laws cannot be weakened and should be strengthened after we leave the EU.

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  • Wildlife Trust leads debate on the future of farming and wildlife after Brexit

    Monday 4th September, 2017

    Wildlife Trust leads debate on future of farming and wildlife

    Three-quarters of land in the UK is farmed, but many farming systems and practices are unsustainable, states the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) as it prepares to lead a debate about the future of the countryside for farming and wildlife at the Trust's Conference on Saturday 14 October at Oxford Brookes University.

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  • Appreciation of Robert Hardy, who led £1 million appeal for wildlife in the 1980s

    Monday 4th September, 2017

    Lady Audrey Wood, Hon Vice President of BBOWT, remembers the actor Robert Hardy, who chaired the £1 million BBONT Wildlife Appeal in the mid-1980s.

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  • Bee-amazed when you visit the Wildlife Zone at BBC Countryfile Live this weekend

    Tuesday 1st August, 2017

    A new BBOWT nature reserve is popping-up in the grounds of Blenheim Palace this week. As part of the four-day extravaganza of BBC Countryfile Live, BBOWT’s Wildlife Zone will be buzzing with hints, tips and hands-on help for anyone who wants to learn about or care for the wildlife on our doorsteps.

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  • Rare and elusive nightjars return to Snelsmore Common, thanks to walkers

    Thursday 27th July, 2017

    The rare and elusive nightjar has returned to Snelsmore Common in West Berkshire, after an absence of two years, reports the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust.

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  • Hydrogen researcher wins Brompton bike in Oxford’s Big Green Treasure Hunt

    Wednesday 26th July, 2017

    Rhiannon Evans, a researcher in how hydrogen is used as a fuel by bacteria at Oxford University, has won the first prize, a Brompton bike, in the Oxford Green Week and Oxford Festival of Nature’s Big Green Treasure Hunt.

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  • Wildlife Trust launches appeal to buy ‘missing piece of wildlife jigsaw’ beside the River Thames.

    Monday 17th July, 2017

    Duxford Old River farmland opposite BBOWT Chimney Meadows nature reserve

    The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust has today launched an appeal to raise £220,000 towards the purchase price of farmland at Duxford Old River, one of the vital missing pieces of a vast jigsaw for wildlife. This will create the first nature reserve to cover both sides of the river anywhere along the Thames.

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  • Badger vaccination resumes

    Thursday 6th July, 2017

    badger vaccination resumes

    Three Wildlife Trusts, including the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT), have resumed the vaccination of badgers against bovine tuberculosis (bTB), one year after vaccine supplies dried up.

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