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  • Greener UK coalition launches manifesto urging government to use Brexit to restore and enhance the environment

    Tuesday 21st February, 2017

    The Wildlife Trusts launch A Manifesto for a Greener UK

    The Greener UK coalition of 13 major environmental organisations, including The Wildlife Trusts, has today launched its manifesto calling on the UK government to restore and enhance the environment as part of its plans for leaving the European Union.

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  • Flagship ponds – photos wanted!

    Tuesday 21st February, 2017

    Bowness-on-Solway Nature Reserve, home to one of the UK's Flagship Ponds

    The Flagship Ponds Photo Competition is a year-long photographic celebration of the best freshwater sites in England and Wales.

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  • Slowing the flow at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

    Monday 20th February, 2017

    Ditch blocking work at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

    Artificial drainage ditches have been dammed on a Cumbrian nature reserve as part of a project to slow the flow of water from the uplands into rivers downstream thanks to grants from WREN via funds donated by FCC Environment to the Landfill Communities Fund, and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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  • Brush up on your bird ID skills

    Monday 6th February, 2017

    Dunlin by Tom Marshall - look out for them at our Coastal Bird ID Workshop.

    Don’t miss this day of expert tuition on how to identify Cumbria’s coastal birds.

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  • Toby’s teams walk for wildlife

    Wednesday 1st February, 2017

    Hazel Jones, Cumbria Wildlife Trust receives cheque from Toby Hart, UES

    Cumbria Wildlife Trust was delighted to receive a cash boost of over £800 from the United Environmental Services (UES) recently, who raised the money on last year’s Keswick to Barrow (K2B) walk.

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  • Witness a wildlife spectacle

    Monday 30th January, 2017

    Murmuration of starlings at Tarn Sike Nature Reserve. Photo: Jamie Normington

    Come and see one of nature's greatest wildlife spectacles - the murmuration of hundreds of thousands of starlings near Orton in east Cumbria. This is a rare chance to see this amazing sight!

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  • Great places to see Winter Waders and Wildfowl in Cumbria

    Friday 27th January, 2017

    Dunlin. Photo by Tom Marshall

    Midwinter isn’t necessarily bleak! It can be a wonderful time to get outdoors and enjoy the wealth of wildlife found all across Cumbria.

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  • Organic farmer receives OBE

    Tuesday 24th January, 2017

    Susan Aglionby OBE with one of Longhorn cattle she rears at Gosling Sike Farm

    Cumbria Wildlife Trust was delighted to learn that Susan Aglionby was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list for her services to young people and the local community.

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  • Young wildlife watcher wins award

    Monday 23rd January, 2017

    Cumbria's first Kestrel Award-winner & Jamie Normington, Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Nine-year-old Finn Hurley has just received Cumbria’s first ever Kestrel Award from Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

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  • Otter antics in River Kent

    Friday 20th January, 2017

    Otters return to the River Kent. Photo: Amy Lewis

    Cumbria Wildlife Trust has welcomed the return of otters to Kendal town centre, with a mother and cubs delighting passers-by.

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