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Our Response for Nature

The Response for Nature report, produced by 26 nature organisations, including the RSPB, National Trust and Wildlife Trusts, was launched last Tuesday by broadcaster and naturalist Steve Backshall. It firmly outlines 10 key proposals on how the government, together with each and every

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Plants are important too!

How often do you consider plants when you think about nature conservation? Endearing little mammals like hedgehogs or dormice, or perhaps the hairy bumblebee are probably the first things that spring to mind, but with the intensification of farming, many

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Simon’s Blog: Bring in the new

Have you noticed something different recently? Days are longer certainly, but anything else? I have and it is rather magnificent! A promise of return has been fulfilled and our glorious summer migrants are arriving on mass, you may have noticed

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The beginning of the end……?

An introductory blog from our new Conservation Manager, Simon Tonkin, on secondment to Conservation Grade from the RSPB…. When I was just nine years old I found a beautiful bird, not tumbling over some idyllic rural scene, but in the

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New Fair to Nature Farmer of the Year Award

We know we are very fortunate to have a fantastic bunch of hard-working, like-minded farmers within the Conservation Grade membership. They all go the extra mile for the benefit of wildlife and the environment on their farms and we want

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How your urgent help can save the Turtle Dove

  Before the 1970s the gentle purr of the Turtle Dove was a frequent harmony warmly welcomed in the summer months, but since then numbers have rapidly declined with figures descending to an all time low. Research from 2013, gathered

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Fair To Nature Conservation Calendar

Introducing our new #FairToNature Conservation Calendar! We hope this inspires you to find out more about the amazing nature right on your doorstep and surrounding areas. Packed with hints, tips and things to look out for each month, there’s also

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Why you, the British public, need to put pressure on the food industry to be ‘Fair to Nature’ and help avert a “Twelve Days of Christmas” crisis

Britain is dangerously close to losing many of its critical wildlife species. What I have to say is important. It’s not simply of consequence to animal lovers and countryside activists – it will have an impact on each and every

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