Devon Wildlife Trust has invited wildlife enthusiasts to a special open day at the charity’s wetland reserve, The Old Sludge Beds, which lies between the River Exe and the Exeter Ship Canal, on Sunday, January 23.
The Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) has this month completed work on a three year £44,100 project to help protect one of Britain’s rarest butterflies. The money has been spent on habitat management work at the charity’s popular Dunsford nature reserve to boost numbers of the high brown fritillary.
James Morrish, the current leader of Torridge District Council and leader of the Conservative Group on the council has been appointed as chairman of the chairman of the South West Regional Flood Defence Committee and Gavin Bloomfield as conservation member on the same committee
The Devon Wildlife Trust’s work with lowland heathland nature reserves has had a £9,000 boost from landfill tax funds
A global conservation body has praised Paignton Zoo Environmental Park for its work raising thousands of pounds to protect birds.
Plymouth City Council has been working with Natural England and the National Trust to create 22 proposals to help bring the Countryside Park to life and will incorporate the National Trust-owned Saltram estate as well as Hardwick Wood, privately-owned land and the former landfill site at Chelson Meadow.
The Environment Agency revealed that it will be deploying state-of-the-art technology to help tackle diffuse pollution from farms and urban areas, and it will be using the Tamar as a trial.
The distinctiveness and future of the South West’s farmed uplands is under discussion following recent research by the University of Exeter’s Centre for Rural Policy and Research.
Regen SW has been chosen to deliver a range of services to the renewables sector across Devon, which is seen by the council as key to improving Devon’s economic resilience and cementing its reputation as a centre of excellence for low carbon technology development.