• Wanted! Hungry sheep and goats

    Friday 16th February, 2018

    Clints Quarry Nature Reserve near Egremont

    If you have a herd of sheep and goats that need some grazing land, then Cumbria Wildlife Trust would like to hear from you!

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  • Work starts to save Cumbria’s precious peatlands

    Thursday 8th February, 2018

    Peatland restoration at Mardale Common, February 2018

    Cumbria Wildlife Trust has announced that it has begun work at several sites around Cumbria to save the county’s precious peatlands.

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  • Wildlife partnership between charity and university pays dividends

    Wednesday 7th February, 2018

    A review of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the University of Cumbria and Cumbria Wildlife Trust has praised the partnership and called for a further agreement to be drawn up.

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  • Trust supports voluntary fishing ban at St Bees to protect breeding seabirds

    Thursday 1st February, 2018

    Cliff-nesting auks at St Bees

    Cumbria Wildlife Trust is supporting the North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (NWIFCA) to encourage fishers in Cumbria to protect local seabirds, such as guillemots and razorbills, by signing up to a voluntary ban on placing fishing nets off St Bees headland during the nesting season.

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  • New birdwatching events, just for grown-ups!

    Friday 19th January, 2018

    Birdwatching event for beginners at Gosling Sike and Kendal. Photo: Amy Lewis

    Do you want to take part in the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch (27-29 January) but feel unconfident about your bird-spotting skills?

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  • Head of Wildlife Trusts gives cautious welcome to green plan

    Friday 12th January, 2018

    Ragged robin at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve. Photo: Julia Garner

    Theresa May’s speech on the environment yesterday has encouraging ambitions for land and sea but The Wildlife Trusts believe that the lack of legal underpinning is a fundamental flaw.

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  • New guidelines call for homes for people and wildlife

    Thursday 11th January, 2018

    New report published on nature-friendly house-building. Photo: David Dunlop

    New guidelines published today by the Wildlife Trusts show how new housing developments can be built in a way that provides people with greener, inspirational homes which help to reverse decades of wildlife and habitat decline.

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  • Go Wild for Walney, while you shop!

    Wednesday 10th January, 2018

    Visitors watching the amazing bird life at South Walney Nature Reserve.

    You can now help Walney’s wildlife whilst doing your weekly shop at your local Barrow-in-Furness Co-op store.

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  • Volunteers give more than 1,400 hours for local nature reserve

    Tuesday 9th January, 2018

    Volunteer planting a tree at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

    It was a case of many hands making light work at Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Eycott Hill Nature Reserve near Penrith in 2017 as a team of dedicated volunteers gave more than 1,400 hours to help wildlife thrive.

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  • Sprucing up nature reserve to make way for our native trees

    Thursday 21st December, 2017

    Senior Reserves Officer Joe Murphy (right) at Howe Ridding Nature Reserve

    While many of us are busy decorating our Christmas trees for the festive season, work is underway at a South Lakes nature reserve to remove a plantation of conifers.

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