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Conservation and Wildlife

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The wealth of creatures and plants that we share the planet with can often get forgotten as we bustle about our daily lives. This section provides advice and information on helping to protect the wildlife we come into contact with, and inform people about the impact on animals across the globe so we can act, hopefully before it’s too late.

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Spring has Sprung!

Yesterday was the first official day of spring, so what better excuse to get out exploring the great outdoors this weekend?

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Maintaining a Wildlife Pond

If you love attracting wildlife to your garden, a pond is an addition you should definitely consider.

SEEDBALL delivery with Butterfly Mix Seedballs

Having a SEED-ball

We first heard about SEEDBALL through Twitter and were so excited when we received a little package through the post with a tin of butterfly mix seedballs to scatter at Green Village HQ.

Anna and Em with SEEDBALL tins

SEEDBALL – Transforming Urban Spaces With Wildflowers

Encouraging wildlife into gardens and the wider environment is something close to our hearts.

James Campbell - Chief Executive of Garden Organic

Ryton Gardens – A Place to ‘Garden Organic’

Ryton Gardens near Coventry is not only an inspiring place to visit with the family; it is also home to Garden Organic, a charity at the forefront of organic growing in the UK.

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Enjoying The Outdoors in Autumn

Finding new ways to spend your free time and entertain the kids isn't always easy, but what better way than to let nature do the work for you.

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Spring Has Sprung!

Although the daffodils have been out for a couple of weeks now and we've been blessed with some early sunshine (despite the rather heavy rain around lunch time today!

Beechwood Photography from Flickr

United Utilities Eco-Scheme Saves Ancient Oak Trees

Dingle Wood, a woodland near to Ridgegate Reservoir, Macclesfield, has many ancient oak trees that are hundreds of years old which were in danger of overcrowded by beech trees growing within the wood.

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Agri-environment Schemes Could be at Risk From Budget Cuts

The government has been warned by conservationists that environmental measures in the countryside could be damaged by budget cuts.

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BP Oil Leak Stopped With ‘Top Kill’ Method

Five weeks into the oil leak caused by an explosion at a BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, and a number of unsuccessful attempts at plugging the holes in the pipework later, BP's latest solution, 'top kill', has managed to stop the flow of oil and natural gas.

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New EU River Quality Standards Show The UK’s Rivers Are Below Par

A report compiled by the Environment Agency has revealed that despite improvements in quality over the past 20 years, three quarters of the rivers in the UK are not up to new EU water quality standards.

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Omlet’s Beehaus Could Be The Answer To Declining Bee Populations

Britain's declining bee numbers have been cause for concern but the new beehive by Omlet could be the answer for boosting bee populations.

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British Woodlands Are Becoming Less Biodiverse

Research undertaken by Natural England, CEH (the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology) and Bournemouth University has revealed that Britain's woodlands are losing their biodiversity in findings published online in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

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New Treeplanting Schemes Not The Answer To Deforestation

Deforestation has long been known to be a crime against the planet and of serious detriment to the environment.