News

Find out about what’s happening with the Trust by reading our latest stories below.  If you want to find out more or think you have a story, please contact our press office. Don’t forget to share comments, stories, photos and videos on our Facebook page, TwitterYoutube and Flickr.

  • Government must save remaining wildlife-rich grasslands and help farmers halt ‘catastrophic’ decline

    Tuesday 1st April, 2014

    A dramatic decline in the UK’s remaining wildlife-rich grasslands has been highlighted by The Wildlife Trust movement, with reports collated across the country telling a story of devastating losses.

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  • Drop it Now!

    Tuesday 25th March, 2014

    TB’s the problem NOT badgers, says conservation chief

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  • Kielder’s water voles win Heritage Lottery Fund support

    Tuesday 25th March, 2014

    A partnership of Tyne Rivers Trust, the Forestry Commission and Northumberland Wildlife Trust is delighted to have received a grant of over £40,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project about the heritage of water voles in Kielder Forest.

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  • Osprey Watch is back for fifth year

    Wednesday 19th March, 2014

    Northumberland Wildlife Trust is seeking volunteers to help with the fifth Kielder Osprey Watch at Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder this summer.

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  • MPs vote en-masse to drop the cull

    Friday 14th March, 2014

    MPs have overwhelmingly backed a motion calling on the Government to drop culling and instead vaccinate badgers.

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  • The new ERIC North East wildlife recording portal has gone live!

    Wednesday 12th March, 2014

    We hope this new system will allow you to log your wildlife sightings quickly and easily, and you can now upload a photograph of your sighting too.

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  • Are we fit to frack?

    Wednesday 12th March, 2014

    Poorly regulated fracking risks harming threatened species and polluting our waterways, according to a report produced by the UK’s leading wildlife and countryside groups.

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  • Reserve bought for princely sum of £1.00!

    Thursday 6th March, 2014

    Rio Tinto Alcan has passed a piece of land in Northumberland to Northumberland Wildlife Trust, for the princely sum of £1.00.

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  • Spring is here as the frogs are back!

    Thursday 6th March, 2014

    Forget Mary Poppins arriving on the East wind, Northumberland Wildlife Trust knows spring has finally arrived when the frogs in the area make their annual return visit to the two ponds on its St Nicholas Park reserve in Gosforth, Newcastle. And, guess what? They’re back!

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  • Revised figures show cases of bTB in cattle are down, says wildlife chief

    Friday 28th February, 2014

    In light of revised figures showing bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) is declining in UK cattle herds, Northumberland Wildlife Trust, alongside other Wildlife Trusts and conservation bodies, is repeating its call on the Government to drop badger culling from its bTB strategy.

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