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Biodiversity South West
The South West region has an abundance of fantastic wildlife and habitats. This website supports the work of our partnership and provides information for those who wish to get involved in protecting and enhancing biodiversity in the South West.
Countryside News S.W.
Celebrating 100th Survey of Looe Island’s Ground-breaking Seal Research
Seal research never stops! The final Saturday of 2019 saw marine conservation volunteers leave a chilly harbour at dawn destined for Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s iconic Looe Island Nature Reserve.
Portland butterflies put forward for Tesco Bags of Help scheme
Saving butterflies on Portland has been put forward for the Tesco Bags of Help scheme and could be awarded up to £2,000 of funding - depending on the customer vote. Shops taking part in the scheme across Weymouth and Portland are: Tesco Metro, Lodmoor Hill Express, Lane House Express and Portland Superstore.
Dead dolphins & porpoises washed up on Dorset beaches
Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) has been made aware of reports that a number of dead dolphins and porpoises have been washed up on Dorset’s beaches this winter. We have been receiving information about sightings since 7th November 2019.
New website launched by conservationists & fishers about the benefits of Marine Protected Areas in Dorset
A new website about Marine Protected Areas (MPA’s) has been launched this week to highlight the important marine wildlife of Dorset. It aims to explain the complex and confusing system of Marine Protected Area management and to celebrate the benefits that come from careful stewardship, including high-quality seafood.
Protecting Cornwall’s seas – Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s marine review for 2019
2019 saw plenty of positive wildlife activity in Cornwall’s seas but there is much to be done to give marine life the best chance to thrive. Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s marine conservation team continue to work hard on various projects to record, educate on and campaign for marine life.
Making the most of the mild weather: Sue's January blog
It’s a new year in the garden and on the allotment, with plenty to keep Sue Bradley busy as she seeks solace from seasonal sniffles.
Adapting the Levels holds public events about climate adaptation
Adapting The Levels is a partnership project dedicated to empowering those who live and work on the Somerset Levels to take action on Climate Adaptation
DWT runs half price membership campaign for January 2020
Local people are being encouraged to act locally to help fight the climate change and ecological crises we are faced with by taking out half price membership in January, to join Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) - Dorset’s largest conservation charity.
Supporting community-led action through urban education
Nicola Simpson, Urban Wildlife Manager for GWT, talks about how her team's urban education work helped an area blighted by anti-social behaviour and fly tipping transform into a haven for the local community, with thanks to the brilliant work and support of the Podsmead Clearance Team and Podsmead Big Local.
General Election results are in: what now?
So the third election in five years is over. Here in Devon not a great deal has changed, but nationally it’s a new political landscape. The Conservatives have a clear majority and Brexit by the end of January looks as good as certain.
Volunteers wanted at Kimmeridge Bay and The Chesil Beach Centre
It's New Year, why not volunteer? DWT is appealing for local people to help with its wildlife conservation work in the Isle of Purbeck area and Weymouth & Portland. New recruits are needed to join a keen group of volunteers at both the Fine Foundation Wild Seas Centre, Kimmeridge, and the Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre, Portland.
Open letter to General Election 2019 Candidates
Read this open letter to General Election Candidates 2019 by our CEO Georgia Stokes.