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Every weekend on BBC Radio Berkshire and BBC Radio Oxford we broadcast a Smartphone Safari. Listen along as we explore some of our fantastic reserves and introduce you to the wildlife you can see. 


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

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  • More than one in ten UK wildlife species are threatened with extinction

    Wednesday 14th September, 2016

    Turtle dove by Margaret Holland

    National State of Nature Report reveals shocking decline in wildlife across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. More than one in ten UK wildlife species are threatened with extinction

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  • Newbury College Lake Conservation Group receives conservation award

    Monday 12th September, 2016

    The Newbury College Lake Conservation Group has won a Dorothy Morley Conservation Award and a £500 grant. The award will be presented to the Lake Conservation Group volunteers on Wednesday 14 September at 10.30am at Newbury College.

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  • Protect vanishing wildlife havens! New guide launched to help landowners

    Tuesday 6th September, 2016

    The Wildlife Trusts have published a new guide which highlights the vital importance of Local Wildlife Sites across the UK.

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  • Trusts’ President reacts to badger cull extension with petition

    Tuesday 30th August, 2016

    Badger by Jon Hawkins

    The government has announced that it intends to extend culling of badgers into more areas. The Wildlife Trusts are asking our supporters to sign a petition calling for an end to culling.

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  • Algal bloom kills fish at Nature Discovery Centre

    Tuesday 30th August, 2016

    Nature Discovery Centre by Laura Parker

    The combination of an algal bloom, high temperature and low wind has led to very low oxygen levels in the lake at the Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham, and dead fish have been found over the last few days. BBOWT has been working with the Environment Agency to make the site safe for people and wildlife.

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  • Wokingham’s St Paul’s Churchyard project wins Berkshire conservation award

    Monday 22nd August, 2016

    The St Paul’s Churchyard Tree Succession Project in Wokingham has won the Dorothy Morley Conservation Award, and a £1,000 grant. The award will be presented to the project leaders on Thursday 25 August at 3pm in St Paul’s Parish Room, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH.

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  • Oxfordshire’s going wild at Countryfile Live!

    Thursday 28th July, 2016

    The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT), based in Oxford, is starring in the Wildlife Zone at BBC Countryfile Live, the unique four day extravaganza and celebration of country life at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock from 4 to 7 August.

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  • Colourful cornfield flowers on College Lake nature reserve feature in BBC Countryfile this Sunday

    Tuesday 26th July, 2016

    Beautiful College Lake, one of the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust’s flagship nature reserves, features in this Sunday’s Summer Special Countryfile on BBC One at 7pm.

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  • Organisations take action to regulate grazing at Greenham Common

    Monday 25th July, 2016

    West Berkshire Council, the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust and the Greenham and Crookham Commons Commission are working together to ensure that the correct number of livestock are grazing on Greenham Common.

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  • David Cameron MP visits Chimney Meadows nature reserve to discuss wildlife issues

    Wednesday 20th July, 2016

    David Cameron MP visits Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust's Chimney Meadows

    The former Prime Minister, David Cameron MP for Witney, visited Chimney Meadows, the largest nature reserve of wildflower meadows in his constituency, on Friday 15 July to discuss wildlife issues with the local Wildlife Trust.

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