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  • State of Nature 2016

    Wednesday 14th September, 2016

    It’s not too late to save UK nature but we must act now - that is the conclusion from a coalition of more than 50 leading wildlife and research organisations behind the State of Nature 2016 report

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  • Native Oyster Restoration

    Tuesday 19th July, 2016

    Major milestone in ENORI project - More than 25,000 mature native oysters have been reintroduced to an Essex estuary by the Essex Native Oyster Restoration Initiative (ENORI) - in an attempt to restore a nationally important breeding population that once supported hundreds of fishermen.

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  • Birds of Prey Ringing

    Tuesday 12th July, 2016

    During the breeding season Essex Wildlife Trust, working with qualified experts from British Trust for Ornithology, rings the young of several birds of prey species that are nesting on our nature reserves. Recently we have ringed Kestrel, Buzzard and Barn Owl - and taken pictures of the various youngsters.

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  • Little Thurrock Primary wins conservation art project

    Thursday 23rd June, 2016

    Little Thurrock Primary School have been crowned winners of Essex Wildlife Trust’s 2016 conservation-themed art project at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (TTNP).

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  • Colne Conservation Collaboration

    Monday 6th June, 2016

    Essex Wildlife Trust has teamed up with Tesco, DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs), Colchester Town Council, Keep Britain Tidy, Essex County Council, East Mersea Beach Care, The Conservation Volunteers, Colchester Canoe Club, Wivenhoe Canoe & Kayak Club, Braintree District Council and more, to make Wednesday 8 June an extravaganza of conservation volunteering along the River Colne. The day ties in with World Oceans Day.

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  • The Naze Centre opens

    Tuesday 24th May, 2016

    The Naze Centre, our new visitor centre at Walton’s historic Naze, is open!

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  • 30 Days Wild

    Monday 16th May, 2016

    Go Wild this June! The UK’s leading nature challenge, led by The Wildlife Trusts, is back for 2016. Can you to do something wild every day for a month? Feel happier, healthier and more connected to nature by doing something wild throughout June. No matter where you live – from urban Essex to our marshes, woodlands and farms – wildlife and wild places are all around, waiting to be discovered.

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  • Sir David Attenborough at 90

    Sunday 8th May, 2016

    Sir David Attenborough turns 90 today (Sunday) and all at Essex Wildlife Trust would like to wish him a very happy birthday.

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  • Dormouse - Sleeping Beauties

    Monday 25th April, 2016

    Two male dormice, freshly emerged from hibernation, were found at one of our NE Essex reserves as part of a study by the Essex and Suffolk Dormouse Project.

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  • Saline solution at Blue House Farm

    Thursday 21st April, 2016

    Blue House Farm Crassula in foreground

    A bold project to remove non-native invasive New Zealand Pygmyweed (Crassula helmsii) from our Blue House Farm nature reserve, on the north bank of the Crouch Estuary, has progressed well.

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