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  • Government is now considering applications for shooting badgers in Derbyshire

    Wednesday 7th March, 2018

    Badger, Elliott Neep

    The Government is now considering applications for shooting badgers in Derbyshire, yet new evidence shows that Derbyshire badgers have extremely low levels of bovine TB.

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  • George Monbiot wrote an interesting article in The Guardian. Derbyshire Wildlife Trust was mentioned in it.

    Thursday 1st March, 2018

    Photo by James Butler

    George Monbiot writes “Britain’s national parks are a farce: they’re being run for a tiny minority”

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  • New report points to 30% decline in water vole distribution - National treasure ‘Ratty’ needs urgent help to survive

    Monday 26th February, 2018

    The Wildlife Trusts are working hard to stop the dramatic decline of this national treasure. The water vole is a much-loved British mammal better known as ‘Ratty’ in the children’s classic The Wind in the Willows. Unfortunately, the future of this charming riverside creature is in peril; the water vole needs urgent help to survive in the UK.

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  • Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Invites Michael Gove to visit Badger Vaccination Project

    Wednesday 21st February, 2018

    Badger, Elliott Neep

    We are deeply alarmed about the intentions of Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, following his recent announcement to launch a consultation on whether to remove a cap which limits new areas of the country where the killing of badgers is allowed as part of the Government’s strategy to deal with the crisis of bovine TB in cattle.

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  • Wildfowl recovery plan at Wyver Lane

    Thursday 15th February, 2018

    Lapwing at Wyver Lane, Paul Shaw

    Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is celebrating a grant of £3726.22 awarded by the Co-op Local Communities Fund as well as an additional £2,550 from Hamamelis Trust to restore the wetland habitat and renew signage and hide information at Wyver Lane Nature Reserve.

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  • Derbyshire’s badger vaccination project gets Government funding for another 4 years

    Wednesday 14th February, 2018

    Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is delighted to announce that the badger vaccination programme is now able to continue for another 4 years.

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  • Derbyshire Wildlife Trust opposes Hen Harrier Brood Management announcement by Natural England

    Friday 26th January, 2018

    Hen Harrier chick, Tim Birch

    Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is strongly opposed to any human interference in the nesting of hen harriers, one of England’s rarest nesting birds.

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  • New Bakewell Charity Shop with a difference!

    Wednesday 24th January, 2018

    Derbyshire Wildlife Trust New Bakewell Charity Shop

    We are delighted to announce that we will be opening a charity shop in Bakewell. The shop, situated at 16 Matlock Street, Bakewell DE45 1EE, will be open from the 19th February, with the official launch taking place at 11am that morning with The Right Honourable Sir Patrick McLoughlin.

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  • Time for a spring clean!

    Thursday 18th January, 2018

    Time for a spring clean! Sam Willis a reserves officer for Derbyshire Wildlife Trust knows the best way to do it without droning on! Sam and her volunteer team, Mike Walsh, Anne Hufton, Stewart Abbott and Ian Weatherley have been putting up nesting platforms. Encouraging ospreys to breed in Derbyshire for the first time in 400 years.

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  • A New Approach for our Uplands Needed

    Wednesday 17th January, 2018

    Red kite, Amy Lewis

    Tim Birch takes a look at Derbyshire's uplands, the National Trust's recent tenancy agreement and what our vision is for Derbyshire's precious moorlands.

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