0 Post a comment Sunday, 13 January 2019 - Entertainment We need you to be our eyes and ears on the ground and around the sea to help us to keep track of what is happening to our wildlife by becoming a citizen scientist. In these monthly features we will highlight what we would love to be observed, and we would like you to help us collect valuable data on our island’s animal and wildlife. You don’t need to get expensive equipment and every observation is valid even when you don’t find anything. We started last year, training people up on how to set up and monitor hedgehogs via paw print tunnels. This project hasn’t ended, and we need an extended period of data collection, so if you want to join in, see our Facebook page and website for the next workshop which will be coming up in April. We will also be running a series of intensive training courses to help people identify ground beetles and butterflies so we can get a band of volunteers ready to help … [Read more...] about Manx Wildlife Trust: we want you to be a citizen scientist
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A water vole. Pic: iWitness24/John Assheton (c) copyright citizenside.com All four potential routes for the Norwich Northern Distributor Road Western Link will cause “unnaceptable” damage to vital habitats for animals, plants and birds, wildlife watchdogs have warned. The options for the Western Link. Pic: Norfolk County Council.Norfolk County Council is consulting over four possible routes to link the NDR to the A47 to the west of the city.But Norfolk Wildlife Trust says, without a “significant commitment” to mitigation and creating new habitats, it is likely to object to all the routes.When the NDR, now known as the Broadland Northway, was first proposed, linking it to the A47 was rejected because of the cost of crossing the River Wensum a site of special scientific interest.However, the county council believes a solution can be found - potentially involving viaducts.Norfolk Wildlife Trust chief executive Pamela Abbott. Picture: Chris HillBut the wildlife … [Read more...] about NDR Western Link would cause ‘unacceptable damage’ to habitats, warns wildlife trust
PUBLISHED: 15:13 05 January 2019 | UPDATED: 15:13 05 January 2019 Ross Bentley Suffolk Wildlife Trust volunteers meet in Bulls Woods in Cockfield once a fortnight during the winter to carry out coppicing work Archant What better way to shrug off the festive excesses than with some good, honest work in the woods. Coppicing is a traditional method of woodland managementI had joined a group of volunteers in Bulls Wood, a Suffolk Wildlife Trust reserve in the west Suffolk village of Cockfield close to Lavenham, to help (I hope) with their ongoing coppicing work.Coppicing is a traditional method of woodland management, which exploits the capacity of many species of trees to put out new shoots from their stump or roots if cut down. The approach strengthens the trees, provides a regular supply of wood for all sorts of uses and creates different types of habitats for wildlife as the trees grow back and go through the various stages of succession.According to the … [Read more...] about Volunteering with Suffolk Wildlife Trust
If you are looking for a new challenge in the New Year look no further than Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. The Trust have been holding catch-up sessions with their volunteers to find out more about what they get out of volunteering. Evidence suggests that volunteering can have a positive impact on people’s physical and mental health and wellbeing. So many of Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s helpers feel that volunteering with the Trust has a positive impact on not just nature and wildlife, but their skill levels, health, wellbeing and social interaction. Many of the volunteers have used their experience to get back into work – sometimes even with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust! If you’d like to get involved or find out more about volunteering with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, give them a ring on 01773 881188 or visit www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk Read More Your Good News … [Read more...] about Could you help Derbyshire Wildlife Trust?
The head of a conservation charity is facing increasing pressure to step down because of his firm’s sponsorship of hunts and game bird shoots. Critics say Michael Bax’s position as chairman of the Kent Wildlife Trust is at odds with his support for activities that involve loss of wildlife. More than 200,000 people have signed a petition calling for the trust to sever its links with Mr Bax, who served as huntsman and joint master for a hare-hunting group, supports other hunts and allows pheasant shooting on his farm. Wildlife lovers are also planning to protest at Saturday’s annual general meeting of Kent Wildlife Trust to demand his removal. “The wildlife trust’s mission and decisions are based on science, but his experience of animals isn’t science-based, it’s about a love of hunting,” said Tom Fitton, who launched the petition. “All evidence suggests the brown hare has suffered a massive decline, and his experience … [Read more...] about Wildlife Trust chief faces calls to quit over hunting and shooting sponsorships