Devon Wildlife Trust

Help save one of Devon’s most endangered species

Monday 3rd April 2017

Our captive breeding of mussels has been successful - so far.

A conservation project which aims to save one of Devon’s most endangered animals is now urgently seeking donations from the public so that it can continue its vital work.

Tagged with: Fundraising, Devon Wildlife Trust, Donate, Freeshwater Biological Association, Freshwater pearl mussels, North devon, River, Taw, Torridge, Wildlife

Views being sought on estuary's future

Monday 3rd April 2017

Devon Wildlife Trust's Dawlish Warren nature reserveA public consultation on the future of the Exe Estuary runs until the end of April 2017

Have your say on the Review of Exe Estuary Zones & Codes of Conduct before the end of April.

Tagged with: Living Landscapes, Consultation, Devon Wildlife Trust, Exe Estuary, Wildlife

Seaton Jurassic nominated for six awards!

Thursday 30th March 2017

Seaton Jurassic's entranceTop marks! Seaton Jurassic has drawn no less than six award nominations in its first year

Our East Devon visitor attraction, Seaton Jurassic, has been shortlisted for no less than six top awards from bodies which look to honour the nation’s best new buildings.

Tagged with: Architecture, Awards, Devon Wildlife Trust, East Devon District Council, Planning, Seaton Jurassic

Beavers scoop top BBC Countryfile Magazine Award

Wednesday 15th March 2017

Beaver kits on river bank Two beaver kits feed on the banks of the River Otter, summer 2017

The remarkable story of Devon’s wild beavers goes on with the announcement that the Westcountry rodents have now won a top national award.

Tagged with: Species, Beaver, Devon, Devon Wildlife Trust, River Otter Beaver Trial

New England Wood becomes our 50th nature reserve

Wednesday 1st March 2017

View through nature reserve showing river and treesLooking for a New England? Then welcome to our 50th nature reserve

A woodland which was saved from development has become Devon Wildlife Trust’s 50th nature reserve.

Tagged with: Devon, Devon Wildlife Trust, Nature reserve, New England Wood, Plymouth, Say Yes to Wildlife

Farmers go behind scenes to discover source of local water

Monday 30th January 2017

Upstream Thinking in action: East Devon Farmers gather to get an insight into the work of South West Water

East Devon farmers and landowners recently got an exclusive behind the scenes view of a South West Water plant.

Tagged with: Business, Devon Wildlife Trust, East Devon, Farmers, Farming, South west water, Upstream Thinking, Water

Devon Wildlife Trust hopes to open ‘Nature School’

Friday 27th January 2017

Children examine nature out of doorsDevon's first Nature School will maximise children's time learning out of doors. Photo, Charlie Tyjas

Devon Wildlife Trust has announced that it hopes to open Devon’s first ‘Nature School’.

Tagged with: Outdoor learning, Devon, Devon Wildlife Trust, Harry Barton, Nature school, Okehampton

Devon charity makes top appointment

Thursday 12th January 2017

Dr Peta FoxallDr Peta Foxall has become our new Chair of Trustees

We're proud to announce the appointment of our new Chair of the Board of Trustees: Dr Peta Foxall

Tagged with: Volunteering, Devon Wildlife Trust, Peta foxall, Trustee, Volunteer

It's victory (at least for now)

Wednesday 7th December 2016

Avocets land at the Exe Estuary: one of the Devon places to have enjoyed protection under the EU's Nature Directives. Photo: Neil Bygrave

News broke today that the 28 member states of the European Commission have decided that the Nature Directives are not to be revised or weakened. These laws have provided the cornerstone of wildlife and landscape protection for the past 35 years.

Tagged with: Living Landscapes, Devon, Devon Wildlife Trust, European Uniion, Harry Barton, Legislation, Nature Directives, Protection

Trainee sought to help Plymouth community conservation project

Thursday 20th October 2016

Wildflower survey being undertakenLearning the art of wildflower surveys will be part of the new trainee's role

Devon Wildlife Trust is offering one lucky person the chance to gain a year’s training and learn about conservation and community engagement in Plymouth’s Active Neighborhoods Project.

Tagged with: Living Landscapes, Active Neighbourhoods, Devon Wildlife Trust, Job, Plymouth, Trainee