News

  • New report calls for more protected areas for marine wildlife

    Thursday 29th September, 2016

    White beaked dolphin by John Carnell

    • Wildlife Trusts call on government to create more Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) • New sites needed to fill gaps in network of marine protected areas • Nine Devon sites featured in report

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  • Volunteers set to work improving Exeter's 'Panny'

    Tuesday 27th September, 2016

    Group of volunteers

    One of Exeter’s best-loved walking spots is being given a make-over thanks to the efforts of some dedicated local people.

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  • New protected area proposed for Lyme Bay dolphins

    Tuesday 20th September, 2016

    • Devon Wildlife Trust is calling for a Marine Conservation Zone for dolphins, whales and seabirds in south-west of Lyme Bay • Area is important for two species in particular – white beaked dolphins and Balearic shearwaters • More than 1000 Devon residents pledge support after Devon Dolphins campaign launch

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  • Countryfile's Ellie Harrison asks us all to 'Say YES to Wildlife'

    Monday 19th September, 2016

    Countryfile presenter Ellie Harrison with Say YES to Wildlife logo

    • Countryfile presenter features in new film backing South West’s nature • Ellie Harrison urges people to ‘Say Yes to Wildlife’

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  • More than 1 in 10 species face extinction, new study finds

    Wednesday 14th September, 2016

    Sir David Attenborough has backed the reports findings

    It’s not too late to save UK nature but we must act now - that is the conclusion from a coalition of more than 50 leading wildlife and research organisations behind the State of Nature 2016 report.

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  • Graffiti attack at Bystock beauty-spot

    Thursday 1st September, 2016

    Vandals have left their ugly mark at one of East Devon’s best-loved nature reserves.

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  • Heathland bounces back

    Wednesday 24th August, 2016

    Local volunteers have played a vital role in Clayhidon's restoration

    The return of grazing livestock after a gap of many decades has put a rare Mid Devon landscape firmly on the road to recovery.

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  • Wembury welcomes back long-lost crab

    Monday 22nd August, 2016

    St Piran's crab discovered at Wembury

    A species of crab which had not been seen in Devon for more than 30 years has been found living on a popular stretch of coast close to Plymouth.

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  • Teigngrace Meadow bounces back thanks to Biffa

    Wednesday 10th August, 2016

    The new bench at Teigngrace Meadow

    Devon Wildlife Trust's newest nature reserve has been boosted by support from Biffa Award

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  • Shining a light on hidden side of the moor

    Wednesday 10th August, 2016

    DWT Emsworthy Mire, a well-managed Dartmoor mire habitat

    A new community project is to bring to life the ‘hidden’ side of Dartmoor, the internationally important blanket bogs which cover around 10% of the moor.

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