Species

  • Residents living near a nature reserve are working with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust to protect peregrine falcons in the Forest of Dean.

  • Last spring an amazing 1,700 amorous toads were saved from death on roads around Stroud district. But Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust needs more help from local people to patrol local roads as there are still unmanned crossings.

  • Today, we are launching an appeal to raise £25,000 to fund the extension of our pioneering badger vaccination programme in Gloucestershire. We have already secured £12,500 from Stroud District Council who have agreed to support the extension of our vaccination programme in the Stroud Valleys. Now we are hoping to match this sum with a special appeal to our members to help us extend the programme in two areas of the county.

  • Signs suggest the water vole is still struggling as new maps indicate the mammal’s presence may be down by more than a fifth, the Environment Agency and The Wildlife Trusts reveal.

  • Last year’s flying ant survey unexpectedly revealed two flying ant days, but will this be the same in 2013? Last year they received over 6,000 reports of flying ants and hope to beat this in 2013.

  • Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is reporting the success of its campaign to help toads cross the road thanks to help from over 70 volunteers.

  • A pair of peregrine falcons are nesting at Lancaut Nature Reserve on the banks of the River Wye near Chepstow, thanks to the 'eagle-eyes' of a new local volunteer group watching out for them.

  • A panel of experts from across the county has concluded that the wildlife of the Northern United site in Cinderford - the subject of a controversial planning application - is significant enough for it to be designated as a Key Wildlife Site. While the designation is not legally binding it does confirm what local naturalists have been saying for some time - that Northern United is one of the best sites in Gloucestershire for wildlife.

  • It seems likely Ash dieback disease Chalara fraxinea is present at Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Lower Wood nature reserve, Ashwellthorpe, an ancient woodland and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

  • The Wildlife Trusts welcome the Environment Secretary’s announcement to delay the badger cull but are disappointed by his motives.