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  • SPECIES RICH VERGE DESTROYED

    Friday 20th January, 2012

    Common spotted orchid (c) Dave Kilbey

    Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust has been alarmed to learn that a large section of a protected roadside verge containing nationally scarce flora has been destroyed and replaced by hardcore near Ashleworth, by contractors working on behalf of Severn Trent.

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  • TRUST DISMAYED TO LEARN BADGER CULL PILOT TO TAKE PLACE IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE

    Friday 20th January, 2012

    Badger (c) Wildstock

    Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust has today learned that west Gloucestershire has been identified as one of two badger cull pilot areas to be trialled later this year.

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  • NEW HOMES ATTRACT TENANTS

    Thursday 19th January, 2012

    Footage (below) has shown that a barn owl box installed at Greystones Farm nature reserve has successfully attracted a potential new tenant on the first night after it is was installed.

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  • AMERICAN WIGEON SPOTTED AT COOMBE HILL NATURE RESERVE

    Friday 13th January, 2012

    American wigeon (c) Dave Pearce

    The American wigeon is a rare sight here in Britain, but keen birder Andy Jayne was lucky enough to spot the drake on our Coombe Hill nature reserve yesterday morning.

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  • RUGGED OIL BEETLE STRONGHOLD IN THE STROUD VALLEYS

    Monday 9th January, 2012

    Rugged Oil Beetle at Strawberry Banks nature reserve (c) Buglife

    Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is celebrating the discovery of eleven rugged oil beetles at its Elliott nature reserve, on Swift’s Hill near Stroud.

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  • JILLY COOPER JUDGES WELLY COMPETITION

    Friday 6th January, 2012

    Internationally renowned author Jilly Cooper very kindly agreed to be the judge for Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s Wear your Wellies for Wildlife welly design competition.

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  • CULL DECISION IS SHOT IN DARK

    Wednesday 14th December, 2011

    Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust has expressed disappointment following today’s Government announcement to proceed with a badger cull.

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  • STATE INVESTMENT IN FORESTS VITAL FOR WELLBEING

    Thursday 8th December, 2011

    A scene of trees in the forest of dean

    The Independent Forestry Panel must bust the Treasury myth about the Public Forest Estate and shout about the value of nature. As the Forestry Panel launches its interim report today, The Wildlife Trusts look to the Panel to explain to the Government the true value of our woodlands and to ‘bust the myth’ that the Public Forest Estate is a burden on the state.

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  • GREENEST GOVERNMENT EVER

    Wednesday 7th December, 2011

    View from Crickley Hill

    West Country wildlife charities dismay at attack on vital wildlife legislation

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  • NEW COMMUNITY ORCHARD CREATED AT VELL MILL

    Tuesday 6th December, 2011

    Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is creating a new fruit orchard using 60 local variety apple, pear and plum trees at the Trust’s Vell Mill nature reserve near Newent this Wednesday 7th December.

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