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  • A real egg in time for Easter!

    Wednesday 5th April, 2017

    The first egg of 2017, webcam image from Derby Cathedral Peregrine Project

    Fears that a new male peregrine at Derby Cathedral would be unable to breed this year have been laid to rest as an egg was spotted by sharp-eyed webcam viewers this morning.

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  • Mapperley Wood Nature Reserve vandalised

    Wednesday 29th March, 2017

    Photo by Dave Cook

    The large bird hide at Mapperley Wood Nature Reserve near Ilkeston was vandalised and burnt down over the weekend, completely destroying it.

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  • Amber Valley to benefit from grant to create and improve wetland

    Wednesday 22nd March, 2017

    River Amber, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

    Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has secured a grant worth more than £51,000 from Biffa Award; a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK, as part of the Landfill Communities Fund.

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  • Erewash MP signs the Environment Pledge

    Wednesday 22nd March, 2017

    Maggie Throup MP and Derbyshire Wildlife Trust's Jane Proctor

    Local MP Maggie Throup today signed the Environment Pledge in Ilkeston with Jane Proctor of Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

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  • Trust launches new training programme to the public

    Tuesday 21st March, 2017

    Nature watching, bird watching, binoculars, Derbyshire Widlife Trust training

    We want everyone to love looking at, identifying, reporting and recording the wonderful wildlife in Derbyshire, so we’ve put together a training programme to take you from beginner to quietly confident.

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  • Plans hatched to protect Derbyshire Peregrines

    Thursday 9th March, 2017

    Peregrine, Robert Booth

    The first ever Derbyshire-wide multi-agency meeting looking at the threat to our breeding peregrines has resulted in plans to coordinate protection efforts across the county, and provide a 24 hour Watch Scheme to prevent disruption to nesting birds and vulnerable chicks including the deployment of surveillance cameras across the county.

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  • Fighting the Threat to Derbyshire’s Peregrine Population

    Thursday 9th March, 2017

    Peregrine, Simon Richardson

    Peregrines are already paired up and back at nest sites across Derbyshire as we prepare for another breeding season.

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  • Derbyshire Rivers – Now and Forever

    Tuesday 7th March, 2017

    River Derwent at Frogatt, Guy Badham

    March is set to be an exciting month for Derbyshire’s rivers, as we launch a campaign to get people more involved with their waterways.

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  • Willing Wallers Wanted

    Monday 6th March, 2017

    Learn how to manage and repair Derbyshire dry stone walls, Rachel Costigan

    DerwentWISE are running a one day free surveying workshop with expert wallers ‘Walls for the Future’ on 25th March for anyone who is able to help us record the condition of the walls in the Middleton area.

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  • Debate date in Parliament for petition against badger cull confirmed

    Thursday 23rd February, 2017

    Badger, Andrew Mason

    Parliament has confirmed a date to debate the petition against the badger cull - Monday 27th March.

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