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How Sussex farmers plan to rewild a nature-rich green corridor to the sea
Weald to Waves project aims to boost biodiversity by rewilding land as part of government ‘landscape recovery’ pilot scheme

Patrick Barkham

22, Jul, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Experts call for stop to badger cull as link to bovine TB is contested
Study found nine years of culling has failed to reduce bTB levels in UK cattle herds

Patrick Barkham

20, Jul, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Room at the top: woman races to help swifts blocked from Sheffield roofs
Band of volunteers now assist surveying homes so that re-roofing and scaffolding does not disrupt beloved birds’ nesting

Patrick Barkham

15, Jul, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Big Butterfly Count in UK begins with eyes on declining numbers
Citizen science survey should aid knowledge of populations, including that of small tortoiseshell ‘missing’ from buddleias

Patrick Barkham

15, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Officially extinct butterfly ‘making a comeback’ in UK
Large tortoiseshells breeding at Knepp, Sussex, after being officially extinct in Britain for half a century

Patrick Barkham

08, Jul, 2022 @10:40 AM

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Mhairi Killin: ‘Boat noise, seal deterrents, sonar – the sea is an industrialised soundscape’
The artist spent 10 days sailing with scientists to listen for the impact of sonar on cetaceans. In her new collaborative exhibition, she uses whale bones, sound recordings, video and poetry to probe our relationship with the creatures

Patrick Barkham

07, Jul, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Study suggests existence of up to 2.1m ancient and veteran trees in England
Researchers find there could be many more ancient trees than previously recorded, amid calls for better protections

Helena Horton and Patrick Barkham

30, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Butterflywatch: the white-letter hairstreak’s fortunes are tied to our elms
In our writer’s garden, and across the country, the scourge of Dutch elm disease has not been entirely eliminated

Patrick Barkham

29, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Environment Agency faces legal battle over water removal in Norfolk Broads
Tim and Geli Harris to take agency to high court over groundwater removal for farming near protected wetlands

Patrick Barkham

27, Jun, 2022 @11:45 AM

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Jake Fiennes: ‘I don’t want to be the Gordon Ramsay of conservation’
It’s a tough gig: restore UK wildlife and produce better food. But the expletive-loving conservationist has pulled it off, earning the respect of farmers and ecologists. How’s he done it?

Patrick Barkham

25, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Ready for takeoff: curlews from eggs rescued at airfields set for release
Nearly 100 birds are being ‘headstarted’ to boost numbers as species vanishes from lowland England

Patrick Barkham

25, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Red kite chicks sent from England to Spain to boost ailing numbers
Conservationists who re-established the raptors in the UK with birds from Spain are now returning the favour

Patrick Barkham

24, Jun, 2022 @5:01 AM

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