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  • GWT’s work to protect mammals at risk of extinction

    Wednesday 13th June, 2018

    Water vole (C) Terry Longley

    Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is very concerned that one in five wild mammals in the UK is at risk of extinction, according to a report published today by Natural England and the Mammal Society.

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  • Pine marten study published

    Wednesday 13th June, 2018

    Pine marten (C) Terry Whittaker/2020 Vision

    A ground-breaking study into whether pine martens could be reintroduced to the Forest of Dean has been published following two years of research and consultation.

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  • Renovation at Lower Woods benefits local wildlife volunteers

    Thursday 24th May, 2018

    Neil Lodge with volunteers at Lower Woods

    An historic building in one of the region’s most important nature reserves has been saved from ruin thanks to funding from Grundon Waste Management, a long-standing supporter of wildlife in the county.

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  • Urban hedgehog project launches in Gloucester and Cheltenham

    Monday 30th April, 2018

    Hedgehogs are the UK's favourite mammal according to a recent poll, but many people may be surprised to learn that gardens in towns and cities such as Cheltenham and Gloucester are vital for these endangered animals.

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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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