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  • Wakey Wakey! Whistlestop - Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Crowdfunding!

    Tuesday 10th April, 2018


    The alarm is ringing and it's time for the The Whistlestop to rise from its slumber and become the vibrant, exciting Discovery Centre it should be. Help us to reach our £10,000 target

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  • Derbyshire's badgers being relocated to Scotland to avoid the badger cull

    Sunday 1st April, 2018

    Derbyshire badger being released in Scotland, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

    April Fool! Sadly this isn’t an option to protect Derbyshire’s badgers – but vaccination is. We have an international responsibility to protect this charismatic mammal – you can help by donating today - Thank you

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  • Derbyshire Wildlife Trust takes on new nature reserve!

    Thursday 29th March, 2018

    Peak Quarry

    Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is delighted to announce that it has recently taken on the management of Peak Quarry Nature Reserve near Brassington.

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  • Woodside festival Saturday 16th June

    Friday 23rd March, 2018

    Woodside festival Saturday 16th June - 12:00pm - 9:00pm is a day of live music, art, wild activities and good food and drink; all in support of local wildlife. The whole event is being run and organised by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

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  • Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner calls for Government to rethink on badger cull in Derbyshire

    Thursday 22nd March, 2018

    Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa has written to the Government to voice his support for “vaccination over culling” in the prevention of tuberculosis (TB) in badgers. The Commissioner expressed his concerns about the shooting of badgers in the Derbyshire countryside in a letter to the Department of the Environment, Fisheries and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

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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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