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Dedication ceremony at Gallipoli memorial

Rugby Mayor Cllr Bill Lewis and Rugby MP Mark Pawsey joined Ian Binnie of the Gallipolli Association and Dunsmore Living Landscape’s Lucy Hawker to remember those of the Incomparable 29th who gave their services during WWI. Also present were Jessica Scuffle and Sophie Gambling whose poem ‘Krithia’ features on the …

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Create a National Nature Service

Nature groups are calling on the PM and Chancellor to announce a major funding package to provide new green jobs and training through nature recovery work, as part of their spending review. The proposals, known as the National Nature Service, would offer living wage jobs on nature projects to those …

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Wilder Whitnash launches

Spending time outdoors makes us feel better Connecting with nature has helped many local people during lockdown with more visiting our nature reserves and making nature discoveries. Our new Wilder Whitnash project provides local people the chance to feel better whilst giving back to their local nature reserve! Introducing the Wilder …

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Warwickshire Wildlife Trust plays vital role in £30 million nature recovery appeal

Today The Wildlife Trusts launch 30 by 30, a public appeal to raise £30 million to start putting nature into recovery across at least 30% of land and sea by 2030. As part of the influential network of Wildlife Trusts across the UK, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s project is playing a …

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Photo competition launched!

There are two categories to enter:  Nature in crisis Nature returning  The winner in each category will receive a birdfeeder and their choice of a beautiful bird mug. Entrants can submit up to five photos and the competition closes on Saturday 24th October 2020.  What  is Warwickshire Wildlife Trust looking for? The competition …

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Government’s planning reforms must address the nature and climate crisis

New analysis of the Government’s White Paper, Planning for the Future, has revealed that, as they currently stand, the proposed reforms will increase the threat to nature in England and do little to create better homes and communities for wildlife and people. Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is calling on the Government to …

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Government U-turn on promises to end badger culling

The Wildlife Trusts are aghast that more than 70,000 healthy badgers will be shot this autumn in the government’s largest ever seasonal cull.  The move comes despite the government’s promise just six months ago to support badger vaccination and move away from shooting this protected species. The cull will result in …

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Massive helping hand from National Lottery

The funding will allow the Trust to care for its nature reserves across Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull and to make adaptations to allow more people to enjoy their visitor centres. Since the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown began Warwickshire Wildlife Trust has had to leave our nature reserves with little or no …

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Stunning new gates in place as work begins on Brandon Reach

Being able to access Brandon Reach is a step closer now that the first improvements of new gates, fences and a bridge are in place at the site just north of Brandon Marsh Nature Centre. The project, which is being funded by a £47,329 grant from FCC Communities Foundation, will provide …

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Woodland Management at four nature reserves continues Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s ambitious 10-year plans.

In 2019, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust began implementing its newly created ten-year woodland management plans, covering 12 large woodlands owned or managed by the Trust. These plans run alongside a new strategy aimed at making these woodlands better protected for wildlife and people, more resilient to change, and sustainably managed. The …

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