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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
Open letter to General Election 2019 Candidates
Read this open letter to General Election Candidates 2019 by our CEO Georgia Stokes.
Election leaflet error
It recently came to our attention that an election leaflet being delivered for James Heappey, the Conservative candidate in the Wells constituency, has an image of a Somerset Wildlife Trust member of staff on the cover wearing a jacket with our logo on it. The image was used without our knowledge or permission.
An update on our Westhay Moor land purchase
As you may already know, at the end of August, we shared the news that we were successful in raising the £60,000 needed to buy and restore 11 vital acres of land at our Westhay Moor National Nature Reserve in the Avalon Marshes. Here's a short update on what's been happening since...
New leader for The Wildlife Trusts – environmental campaigner Craig Bennett
Craig Bennett, has been appointed as the new CEO of The Wildlife Trusts.
Wildlife Trusts call for urgent action for insects, as new report reveals true impacts of unnoticed invertebrate apocalypse
Drastic declines in insect numbers look set to have far-reaching consequences for both wildlife and people.
New report reveals that prescribing nature is excellent value for money
Calls for green prescribing to become widespread
New film from Sir David Attenborough and The Wildlife Trusts calls for nature’s recovery
Sir David Attenborough, president emeritus of The Wildlife Trusts has made a short film with the charity to provide answers to the State of Nature partnership’s latest warnings of continued, devastating wildlife declines in the UK.
No let up in net loss of UK's nature
The UK’s wildlife continues to decline according to the State of Nature 2019 report. The latest findings show that since rigorous scientific monitoring began in the 1970s there has been a 13% decline in average abundance across wildlife studied and that the declines continue unabated.