Projects

WHAT WE DO

Projects

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We run a wide range of exciting projects involving people and wildlife, focused on protecting and enhancing our region's wild places.

Current projects

Living Landscapes

Living Landscapes is a vision for wildlife and people developed by The Wildlife Trusts. The idea is that by thinking big and collaborating on a larger scale than ever before, we can improve the landscapes of the UK for the benefit of our wildlife and people, both now and into the long-term future.

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Restoring Ratty

Bringing the water vole back to Kielder. Water voles were once a common sight on our local waterways but sadly numbers have declined dramatically in recent years. However, NWT is currently involved in a project to restore water vole populations into the Kielder catchment of the north Tyne, with a view to their eventual spread throughout the catchment and surrounding areas

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Red Squirrels

Red Squirrels Northern England (RSNE) is a red squirrel conservation partnership working across Northern England. Red Squirrels United is a UK wide network working together for the local survival of the UK’s iconic red squirrels for future generations.

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Coast Care

Coast Care is a new initiative created to train, support and resource volunteers to contribute to the management and conservation of the Northumberland coastline from Berwick to Amble.

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Revitalising Redesdale

Revitalising Redesdale is a £2.8 million, Heritage Lottery-funded Landscape Partnership Scheme, which aims to celebrate, conserve and enhance Redesdale’s rich cultural heritage, landscape and wildlife.

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Wildwood

Imagine standing in one of the wildest landscapes in England, looking up the valley and seeing Scots pine and native woodland stretching into the distance along a meandering burn. Black grouse forage below and golden eagles soar above.

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Kielder Ospreys

Ospreys are spectacular fish-eating birds of prey with a wingspan of over five feet. They became extinct as a breeding bird in England in 1840 and in Scotland in 1916 primarily due to heavy persecution by Victorian egg and skin collectors. Although things are slowly improving for ospreys they are still considered rare.

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Flexigraze

Flexigraze is an innovative social enterprise, specialising in grazing nature reserves and important grasslands throughout North East England. Flexigraze is not-for-profit, reinvesting any profits back into local conservation grazing.

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Living Seas

Living Seas are The Wildlife Trusts’ vision for the future of the UK’s seas. Within Living Seas, marine wildlife thrives, from the depths of the ocean to the coastal shallows.  Around half the UK's wildlife lives in the sea – from microscopic plankton to mighty whales. But our seas are under pressure from all sides.

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Local Wildlife Sites

Local Sites are a comprehensive network of sites of nature conservation importance, designated as either Local Wildlife Sites (LWS) or Local Geological Sites (LGS) according to their key features of interest. They provide refuges for wildlife and represent local character and distinctiveness, complementing other designation site networks.

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Local Nature Partnerships

Local Nature Partnerships (LNPs) are a relatively new initiative, announced in the Natural Environment White Paper 2011, tasked with leading on biodiversity, green infrastructure, land restoration and catchment management. They bring together representatives from different sectors to make links between environmental action and wider economic and community priorities.

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Past projects

Dynamic Druridge

The Dynamic Druridge project is the first step towards creating a connected mosaic of healthy habitats through Druridge Bay and, ultimately, a thriving landscape, rich in biodiversity, and well used by local people and visitors.

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