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  • The Wildlife Trusts are John Lewis’ Christmas charity partner

    Thursday 10th November, 2016

    Christmas advert will bring joy and nature to children

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  • Raise Funds for Essex Wildlife when booking a table at a restaurant

    Thursday 3rd November, 2016

    With the festive season fast approaching why not book those dinner reservations through Charitable Bookings and raise vital funds for Essex Wildlife Trust.

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  • Be inspired by the wildlife of Essex this Christmas

    Monday 17th October, 2016

    This Christmas give a unique gift to your family and friends with an Essex Wildlife Trust 2017 Calendar and special linocut designed Coastal Birds Christmas Cards kindly donated by local artist Richard Allen.

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  • Sleeping Beauty

    Thursday 22nd September, 2016

    Darren Tansley, our Water for Wildlife Officer, co-author of “The Mammals of Essex” book and also a licensed Dormouse handler, provides an update on Dormouse surveying in Essex and Suffolk:

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  • Nicholas Crane opens The Naze Centre

    Friday 16th September, 2016

    Nicholas Crane officially opened our new visitor centre at Walton-on-the-Naze, The Naze Centre, on Saturday 10th September.

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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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