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  • Boost for rare species at Cotswold Water Park

    Friday 13th April, 2018

    Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust's On the Wing project

    Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust has secured a £50,000 grant from Biffa Award to help a range of birds, bats and insects at its three nature reserves within the Cotswold Water Park.

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  • New report points to 30% decline in water vole distribution

    Monday 26th February, 2018

    Water vole

    National treasure ‘Ratty’ needs urgent help to survive

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  • Conservation groups raise concerns that the proposed A417 road scheme is at odds with Government’s new 25 Year Plan for the Environment

    Thursday 15th February, 2018

    The National Trust and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust have today raised significant concerns about Highways England proposed options to improve the A417 at the Air Balloon roundabout.

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  • Snowdrops at Cotswold Farm Gardens launch Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s open garden season

    Thursday 8th February, 2018

    Cotswold Farm Gardens, Duntisbourne Abbots, will be opening their doors on the 17th and 18th of February (11am – 3pm) for a weekend of marvelling at snowdrops and enjoying tea and cake on the terrace.

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  • Our Green Future: substantial potential for Gloucestershire's wildlife and people

    Thursday 11th January, 2018

    Great spotted woodpecker copyright Gatehouse Studio

    The government has today released its 25-year plan for the environment. The plan, Our Green Future, has the potential to bring substantial benefits to Gloucestershire’s wildlife and people, and is in line with work already being carried out by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.

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  • Tewkesbury housing scheme will put wildflower meadow at risk

    Monday 8th January, 2018

    Wildflower meadow

    Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is disappointed that the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, has approved permission for 2,025 homes to be built at Innsworth and Twigworth. The move overturns Tewkesbury Borough Council’s refusal of the schemes.

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  • Wildlife sculptures bring cheer to Gloucester green space

    Wednesday 20th December, 2017

    Wooden damselfly at Milton Avenue Green Space

    A giant hedgehog, spider and damselfly and a stunning wooden bench have been specially made and installed in Podsmead as part of a Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust project in partnership with Podsmead Big Local to improve facilities for local people.

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  • GWT supports beaver release in Forest of Dean

    Friday 8th December, 2017

    Beaver swimming copyright Ben Lee

    The government has announced that beavers will be released in the Forest of Dean in spring 2018, a move welcomed by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.

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  • GWT pioneers new vision for housing

    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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