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Covid-19 update - 27th March
Latest update on Somerset Wildlife Trust's response to coronavirus
By now we are all aware of the severity of Coronavirus and the impact it will have on our lives in the coming weeks and months. We wanted to let you know how we’re dealing with it at Somerset Wildlife Trust.
Mendip woodlands and wildflowers get a funding boost
Somerset Wildlife Trust are excited to announce a new project with Aggregate Industries (AI), working to create, enhance and restore species-rich grasslands and woodlands in the Mendip area.
Somerset Wildlife Trust launches appeal to prevent the possible extinction of the county's dormice
Somerset Wildlife Trust has announced an urgent appeal for £35,000 to help secure a positive future for the county’s dormice in the face of possible extinction.
Mendip butterfly project a soaring success
Somerset Wildlife Trust has now successfully completed its year-long ‘Making Space for Butterflies in Mendip’ project with Aggregate Industries (AI), which worked to improve butterfly habitat and food sources in the Mendip Hills area
New report reveals hedgehogs, yellowhammers and dragonflies at risk post-EU Exit
New report reveals that there are no clear plans on how regulation gaps will be plugged to protect nature.
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.