The Essex River Wardens grabbed the runners up spot in the Natural Environment Category at the Living Waterways Awards for 2016, a fantastic achievement for a project that has only been established for a short while.
The UK State of Nature Report 2016 has been published, and highlights the urgent need to act now to preserve the future of our wildlife. Written by a coalition of more than 50 leading wildlife charities and research organisations, including The Wildlife Trusts, the report assesses the status of wildlife in the UK at land and sea. It shows more clearly than ever before that nature is in serious decline across the UK. Over the last 50 years, 56% of species have declined, while 15% are at risk of disappearing from our shores altogether.
A report published by our partner organisation the People's Trust for Endangered Species has revealed that Britain’s native hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) has declined by a third since the start of the 21st century.
The Wildlife Trusts have recently published a short guide to Local WIldlife Sites. These sites, although often small, are a vital part of our ecological networks, but often go unnoticed. Find out why they are important here!
A record of a non-native crab found at Colne Point in Essex in 2011 has been confirmed as the first known UK record of Hemigrapsus takanoi, a shore crab native to the Western Pacific.