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

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  • Government must recognise environmental benefits of managing land, says Wildlife Trust

    Thursday 5th January, 2017

    With two conferences about farming underway in Oxford this week, the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) warns there is a real danger that the opportunity to reform the funding of our farming system could be squandered, if the Government doesn’t take an integrated approach to farming and the countryside.

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  • Environmental protections must not be weakened after Brexit

    Wednesday 4th January, 2017

    A new report by the Environmental Audit Committee published today warns the Government that environmental protections must not be weakened after Brexit. The Wildlife Trusts respond...

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  • It’ll be loud and noisy ‘toasting’ the Community Orchard in Thatcham!

    Wednesday 21st December, 2016

    Come a-wassailing with the Wildlife Trust and Thatcham residents on Sunday 15 January from 2pm to 3pm as we bless the fruit trees and chase away the evil spirits to make sure the fruit flows freely in the coming year.

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  • Wildlife Trust calls on MPs in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire to Pledge for the Environment

    Thursday 15th December, 2016

    All 21 MPs in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire have been asked to Pledge for the Environment by the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT), as part of the launch of Greener UK; and three of them have already made their Pledge.

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  • UK’s major environmental organisations unite to highlight “once in a generation opportunity” for the environment as UK exits the EU

    Thursday 8th December, 2016

    Thirteen major environmental organisations including The Wildlife Trusts, WWF, the National Trust, RSPB, and Friends of the Earth, bringing together millions of people who want to invest in nature for the next generation, have united through a new Greener UK coalition to ensure that the UK uses the pivotal moment presented by the forthcoming Brexit negotiations to restore and enhance the UK’s environment.

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  • My Heathland education project hand over from Wildlife Trust to Thames Basin Heaths Partnership

    Wednesday 7th December, 2016

    The Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT), working in partnership with Bracknell Forest Council on the My Heathland education initiative, is handing over the project to the Thames Basin Heaths Partnership.

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  • Thank you West Berkshire Tesco customers! People and wildlife to benefit from Bags of Help grant

    Thursday 1st December, 2016

    Tesco Bags of Help grant for BBOWT Nature Discovery Centre

    The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is thrilled to announce it has bagged £12,000 from a Tesco funding scheme. Thanks to thousands of shoppers voting in Tesco stores across West Berkshire, the Discovering Nature Together project at the Nature Discovery Centre in Thatcham will go ahead next year.

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  • Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust speaks up in Parliament for wildlife on HS2 route

    Wednesday 16th November, 2016

    On Wednesday 23 November Matt Jackson, Head of Conservation and Policy at the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust, is speaking up for wildlife in Parliament, when he faces the House of Lords Select Committee to discuss the impacts of HS2 through Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

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  • Government rejects wildlife-friendly recommendations in Natural England report on HS2

    Thursday 10th November, 2016

    Govt rejects report on wildlife-friendly recommendations for HS2

    The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is extremely disappointed by the Government’s rejection of findings in a Natural England report that reviews HS2 Ltd’s approach to wildlife. The report, which was published on 9 November, was prepared in response to complaints raised by the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust and other conservation organisations at House of Commons Select Committee hearings.

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  • John Lewis Christmas advert brings joy and nature to children

    Thursday 10th November, 2016

    The Wildlife Trusts are delighted to be John Lewis’ Christmas campaign charity partner. This year’s John Lewis Christmas advert which launches today, celebrates - with sparkle and a flash of magic - the joy of encountering wildlife in a garden using a cast of wild creatures including a fox, badger, squirrel and hedgehog.

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