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  • GLOUCESTERSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST AND BOX RESIDENTS SECURE FUTURE OF LOCAL NATURE RESERVE

    Friday 28th October, 2016

    Box Wood (c) Steve Hemmings

    Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is planning to take on the lease of Box Wood, an ancient woodland near Minchinhampton, following a successful appeal to buy the wood by the local community.

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  • New Builds for Barn Owls in Gloucestershire

    Monday 10th October, 2016

    Barn Owl Box Building at Greystones

    Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust gets to work on creating much-needed nesting space for one of the county’s most beloved species after a successful Barn Owl Appeal.

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  • GLOUCESTER SECURITY COMPANY STEP IN TO HELP LOCAL NATURE RESERVE

    Wednesday 28th September, 2016

    Gloucester based security business Allcooper have come to the aid of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust after their new Crickley Hill café was broken in to in early September.

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  • Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and Active Together Launch New Nature Play Trail

    Monday 26th September, 2016

    New Greystones Farm Play Trail

    Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust (GWT) are celebrating the opening of a new play trail at Greystones Farm, Bourton-on-the-Water, made possible by funding from Gloucestershire County Council’s Active Together scheme. Local children from Play Gloucestershire put the trail to the test at the launch on Saturday 24th September.

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  • More than one in ten UK species threatened with extinction, new study finds

    Wednesday 14th September, 2016

    (c) Wildstock

    It’s not too late to save UK nature but we must act now - that is the conclusion from a coalition of more than 50 leading wildlife and research organisations behind the State of Nature 2016 report.

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  • BEST YEAR FOR BRITAIN’S RAREST BUTTERFLY SINCE 1930s

    Saturday 27th August, 2016

    Large Blue (c) Sarah Meredith, Habitat Designs

    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.

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  • Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust's Response to the Extension of Badger Culling in the County

    Tuesday 23rd August, 2016

    Badger (c) Terry Longley

    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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • New cafe to open at Crickley Hill on Wednesday 3rd August

    Wednesday 27th July, 2016

    Crickley Hill from Barrow Wake (c) GWT/C.Catlin-Groves

    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.

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