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BEST YEAR FOR BRITAIN’S RAREST BUTTERFLY SINCE 1930s
Saturday 27th August, 2016
The once-extinct large blue butterfly, reintroduced to the UK in 1984, flew in its highest numbers for at least 80 years this summer, belying widely-reported warnings that 2016 could be the worst year on record for British butterflies.
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust's Response to the Extension of Badger Culling in the County
Tuesday 23rd August, 2016
Despite continued evidence that culling is unlikely to make a significant contribution to controlling Bovine TB (bTB) in cattle, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust (GWT) is disappointed that the Government continues to prioritise culling badgers over other control measures.
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust celebrate grant with Big Bourton Picnic
Monday 15th August, 2016
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust (GWT) celebrated being awarded over £1,000,000 with the Big Bourton Picnic, an annual family event, on Sunday 14th August. The charity will use the funding to transform the barns at Greystones Farm nature reserve, Bourton-on-the-Water, into a hands-on Heritage Education and Discovery centre
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust awarded £1,000,000 to transform nature reserve
Tuesday 9th August, 2016
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust (GWT) has been awarded a £676,700 grant from the Heritage Lottery to transform the barns at Greystones Farm nature reserve into a hands-on Heritage Education and Discovery centre. Funding was unlocked thanks to generous contributions from various organisations including Grundon Waste Management and Summerfield Charitable Trust, totaling over £1,000,000.
New cafe to open at Crickley Hill on Wednesday 3rd August
Wednesday 27th July, 2016
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust will be launching the new Café and Education Centre at Crickley Hill, Gloucester GL4 8JY. The launch will coincide with the first Crickley Hill Summer Fun Day of the school holidays, so will be a great occasion for all the family.
HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES VISITS DANEWAY BANKS NATURE RESERVE FOLLOWING PUBLIC APPEAL
Thursday 21st July, 2016
HRH The Prince of Wales, Patron of The Wildlife Trusts since 1977, will visit Daneway Banks Nature Reserve on Thursday, 21st July 2016 following a successful public appeal by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust (GWT). The visit will mark the launch of a new educational and research partnership with the Royal Entomological Society (RES), to be joint owners of the site with GWT.
Walk 4 Wildlife this July
Tuesday 21st June, 2016
On Saturday 2nd July Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust (GWT) are holding their annual Walk 4 Wildlife at one of their newest nature reserves, Crickley Hill. It rounds off their month long #30DaysWild social media campaign encouraging people to get out and enjoy nature in their everyday lives.
THE LARGE BLUE BUTTERFLY EMERGES AT DANEWAY BANKS
Wednesday 8th June, 2016
Britain’s rarest butterfly, the large blue, was spotted at Daneway Banks nature reserve on Sunday 5th June for the first time this year. These beautiful and very rare butterflies were reintroduced to the nature reserve in 2002, after being extinct in the county since the 1960’s. The reintroduction is part of a national large blue project.
ELLIE HARRISON LAUNCHES APPEAL TO PROTECT BARN OWLS
Thursday 2nd June, 2016
Ellie Harrison, BBC Presenter and President of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, is today launching an appeal to protect vulnerable populations of barns owls in the county.
30 Days Wild: Make room for nature this June
Wednesday 1st June, 2016
An exciting new challenge for everyone! This June, The Wildlife Trusts are asking everyone do something wild every day for a month. The challenge is simple and designed to delight: make room for nature - no matter where you are or how busy your life. Make this the month when you do something wild every day, and let Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust motivate you!