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  • GWT pioneers new vision for housing: launch 9 November

    Tuesday 7th November, 2017

    Building with Nature logo

    A pioneering project piloted in Gloucestershire and Bristol is about to be rolled out across the UK. Building with Nature encourages housing developers to incorporate features such as play areas, street trees, parks, allotments and ponds. The aim is to create developments where people’s wellbeing, as well as wildlife, are given priority.

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  • Why are there sheep and ponies on our Forest of Dean nature reserves?

    Friday 3rd November, 2017

    Ponies grazing at The Park nature reserve

    The Forest of Dean is one of the most important areas for wildlife in the UK. Find out about why we're reintroducing traditional grazing, using ponies and sheep, on a number of our sites at a special event on Sunday 12 November at 2pm at Forest High School ‘Spotlight’ Assembly Hall in Cinderford.

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  • GWT launches urgent new appeal to save local dormice

    Thursday 19th October, 2017

    Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust launches urgent dormice appeal

    One of the county's best-loved creatures is at risk of dying out unless urgent action is taken. Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is warning that hazel dormice are clinging on for survival and has launched a fundraising appeal to help these special animals.

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  • Forest of Dean nature reserve to benefit from improvements thanks to new funding

    Wednesday 18th October, 2017

    Poor's Allotment nature reserve benefitting from funding improvements

    One of the Forest of Dean's important nature reserves, Poor's Allotment near Tidenham Chase, is to benefit from a series of improvements between now and spring 2018.

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  • New report links benefits of volunteering in nature with mental health

    Thursday 5th October, 2017

    Volunteers at GWT's Daneway Banks nature reserve

    A new report by The Wildlife Trusts examining the effects of volunteering in nature on people's mental health, involving volunteers from the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and four other Wildlife Trusts, has been published.

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  • The winners of the 2017 Photo Competition are announced

    Wednesday 4th October, 2017

    Greenfinch (c) Peter Davies

    We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2017 Amateur Wildlife Photography Competition!

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  • Crickley Food Festival celebrates ethical food: Sunday 8 October

    Tuesday 26th September, 2017

    The Crickley Food Festival, an event celebrating ethically and sustainably-sourced food as part of the Gloucestershire Wildlife Friendly Food Project, is coming to the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s Crickley Hill nature reserve on Sunday 8 October.

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  • 2,000 badgers at risk in new wave of culling

    Friday 15th September, 2017

    Badger culling will soon restart in Gloucestershire, with far higher numbers being killed than expected.

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  • Volunteers’ vital help to protect local peregrine falcons

    Tuesday 20th June, 2017

    Peregrine falcon (c) Wildstock

    Residents living near a nature reserve are working with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust to protect peregrine falcons in the Forest of Dean.

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  • Walk or run for GWT on 9 July

    Tuesday 20th June, 2017

    Orange tip on cuckoo flower

    North Cotswold Rotary Club and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust are challenging local people to walk or run their way through the glorious countryside surroundings of Greystones Farm in Bourton-on-the-Water on 9 July.

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