Orchards East is an exciting new HLF funded project to survey orchards in the East of England region. Essex Wildlife Trust Biological Records Centre is working with other records centres in the region to map and survey known orchard sites as part of this three year project.
Buglife, the invertebrate conservation charity, has recently published new guidance for local authorities on producing a ‘Local Pollinator Action Plan’. Pollinators are essential components of a healthy environment and play a vital role in food production. This guidance aims to encourage Local Authorities to develop a local action plan to ensure the needs of pollinators are taken care of both now and into the future.
Essex Wildlife Trust recently joined a number of other local wildlife groups at the official opening of Foxearth Nature Reserve, a newly designated Local Wildlife Site in Braintree district.
The latest report on the State of the UK's Birds has been released, and shows mixed forturnes for the UK's bird populations. Whilst targeted conservation work has improved the status of some species, there has been an overall increase in the number of red listed species.
The annual report on the State of the UK Barn Owl Population has been published for 2016 and contains data from Essex Wildlife Trust for the first time.