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Dance to save lions

dancing lions photo credit Ruaha Carnivore project

We’ve supported a range of interesting conservation projects over the years but dance parties to celebrate lions is unique! In this guest blog post Amy Dickman from the Ruaha Carnivore Project explains how working with local people has changed the fortunes of lions. Lion Defender dancing events grow more and more popular  In the Barabaig …

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Hedgehog housing census – the results are in!

Ann Stratford Hedgehog Street

Survey results reveal the secrets to creating a hedgehog’s perfect home…. School’s out for the summer so what better way to spend an afternoon than by creating your own hedgehog house, to help the nation’s favourite mammal from further decline. The Hedgehog Street team is urging people to help hedgehogs by building them the perfect …

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How to help rural hedgehogs: free guide for farmers from Hedgehog Street

hedgehog by Sheila Lodey

The State of Britain’s Hedgehogs 2018 report, published earlier this year, showed that hedgehogs in rural areas are in severe decline with numbers plummeting by half since the millennium. Now, along with the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS), we’ve published an illustrated guide offering advice to the farmers and other landowners on how to help …

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Dormouse reintroduction update

Dormouse reintroduction update photo credit: Clare Pengelly

In June, we coordinated the release of 39 dormice in a woodland in Warwickshire as part of the Natural England Species Recovery Programme. It was a big day for the dormice and everyone involved in the release – and it all went according plan! This is our first dormouse reintroduction update for 2018. The first …

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Mammals on Roads 2018

mammals on roads 2018 photo credit: Emily Jones

The drive to survey Britain’s mammals: roadkill sightings can help conservation efforts This summer we are calling on the public to record sightings of mammals, dead or alive, whilst driving along Britain’s road network as part of our Mammals on Roads 2018 survey. The information will help to spot changing trends in populations and identify where conservation …

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Dormouse day 2018

Dormouse in hand (photo credit: Bev Lewis)

Today, Thursday 14 June 2018, we are releasing hazel dormice into a woodland in Warwickshire in partnership with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and others. Today’s release follows last year’s reintroduction, which took place in June 2017 near Wappenbury. This was the first phase of the wider Dunsmore Living Landscape Scheme – a project coordinated by the Warwickshire Wildlife …

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The State of Britain’s Stag Beetles

Male stag beetle in hand by Aimi MacInnes SQUARE

We are mid stag beetle season with records coming in thick and fast from people across southern England. But what about last year’s survey? What can it tell us about the state of Britain’s stag beetles? How many? In 2017 we had 6107 confirmed stag beetle records with 925 of them being larvae dug up by …

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Slow Loris Update

Javan slow loris by Little Fireface Project

The problem The slow loris is now among the world’s top 25 most endangered primates. Having lost 90% of their tropical forests, exposed and vulnerable lorises are captured and sold illegally through the pet trade, for medicine or exploited as props in tourist photos. Traders cut out their venomous teeth, so even rescued animals can …

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The wonderful world of wood pasture and parkland

Oak with large limb loss Moccas Park reduced size - MG

Wood Pasture and and Parkland is one of our most important habitats but it is one we are only beginning to understand. As a part of the Wood Pasture and Parkland Network (WPPN) we have made a series of videos to shine a light on this forgotten habitat. The WPPN, is a new national network …

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Day in the life of a water vole surveyor

Water vole with blackberry resized by Ian Schofield Shutterstock

Water voles hold the unfortunate title of being the UK’s fastest declining mammal. Once a common and widespread species in Britain, a recent report has revealed an estimated 30% decline in water vole distribution across England and Wales between 2006 – 2015. However, there is some evidence that conservation work, including strategic habitat restoration and …

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The Great Stag Beetle Hunt

Male stag beetle on finger by Andrew Henty

Gentle Giants Stag beetles are Britain’s largest land beetle with males reaching up to 7.5 cm in size. They are also one of the most spectacular looking insects, with a males’ huge mandibles (antler-like jaws) making them easy to spot! Despite their appearance, stag beetles are harmless, and from mid-to-late-May are more likely to be …

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Help us tell the Government how to protect our wildlife before it’s too late

Aerial panorama over green crops in patchwork pasture farmland

We need your help Please respond to this Government consultation to help shape the future of our countryside and ensure there’s a better deal for our wildlife. We need a farming system that both grows our food and looks after our environment. Just as we depend on the UK’s farmland for much of the food …

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