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News from 2013


Bee thistle and pollen by Lynne NewtonSomerset Wildlife Trust is urging local people to act now to protect nature on farms. Last week (Oct 31) the Government launched a consultation on how the Common Agricultural Policy should shape the future of farming and the rural economy in England from 2015-2020.

badger-7487 WildStockResults from the extended pilot badger cull in Somerset - out today - confirm a complete failure to meet required targets and should lead the Government to abandon its culling policy.

Nature Finder 180Away during half-term and want new places to experience autumn’s wildlife spectacles?  With Nature Finder, The Wildlife Trusts’ new iPhone app, you will have a fabulous guide to thousands of nature reserves and wildlife across the UK!

PWT poster 2 credit Jack Barnes


The UK’s biggest ever campaign to reconnect children with nature and outdoor play was launched last night by the newly formed Wild Network, as it encourages the nation’s parents to swap some of their kids’ screen time for wild time.

badgersNatural England yesterday (23/10) announced it will be extending the badger cull in Gloucestershire. The Wildlife Trusts believe that the granting of extensions to licences to cull is simply not justifiable.

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From crisp leaves underfoot in an autumn woodland to the sheer majesty of a barn owl in soaring flight, wildlife is an iconic part of our lives and gifts in Wills can help Somerset Wildlife Trust protect some of our most precious species and habitats. 

During Will for Wildlife Week, from Monday 14 to Sunday 20 October, Somerset Wildlife Trust is encouraging wildlife-lovers to leave a legacy that will help protect species and habitats for future generations.

badgersThe Wildlife Trusts are calling for the Government to drop badger culling from its proposed strategy to tackle bovineTB in England.

With an extension period now under consideration for the pilot badger cull in Somerset, The Wildlife Trusts believe the failure to meet required targets should lead the Government to abandon its culling policy.

badgers-webDespite strenuous on-going efforts to halt the Government’s badger cull, through lobbying nationally and within Somerset, the cull started on the evening of August 26 and ran for six weeks in west Somerset.

River ToneSomerset Wildlife Trust has received a grant of £494,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Routes to the River Tone project, it was announced today.

Please note that bookings for the Conference and lunch are now full. However...