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International Year of Soils 2015

by Kay Haw, Conservation Advisor on 24 March 2015

The UN has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils (IYS 2015), and quite rightly so for they support much of life on Earth.

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Fingle Wood: Restoring an ancient woodland

by Dave Rickwood, Site Manager - Dartmoor on 24 March 2015

We have been busy bringing this iconic landscape back to life. Find out what's been happening on site.

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International Day of Forests – Our wonderful trees

by Kay Haw, Conservation Advisor on 20 March 2015

The UN has officially designated 21 March as the International Day of Forests. This global recognition of the importance of our woods and trees is great, but everyday can be a celebration.

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Out of Africa - the turtle doves are coming

by Kylie Harrison Mellor, Citizen Science Officer on 19 March 2015

After braving a flight of 3,000 miles from Africa, Britain’s smallest dove will soon be winging its way back to these shores. Find out what happens next.

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What sort of winter was it for plants and wildlife?

by Kate Lewthwaite, Citizen Science Manager on 18 March 2015

At this time of year, now spring has arrived, we can take a look back and see how our winter weather affected wildlife across the country. How did this winter shape up?

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International Day of Forests – A World Without Trees

by Kay Haw, Conservation Advisor on 18 March 2015

What would it be like to live in a world without trees, without woods and forests? Do we really want to find out?

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Life’s better with trees: time they entered the election campaign

by James Cooper, Head of Government Affairs on 16 March 2015

There’s plenty at stake for woods and trees in this election and its now time for them to enter the campaign.

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Our response as Labour launches its plans for our woods

by Chris Hickman, Senior PR Officer on 16 March 2015

Today saw Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Natural Environment and Fisheries Minister visit our Low Burnhall wood ahead of setting out the Labour Party’s plans to protect and increase woodland, and improve access.

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If you go down to a school today...

by Andy Bond, PR & Content Manager - Partnerships on 16 March 2015

Ten schools received a visit from a very special children's character as we launched a new partnership with Yorkshire Tea.

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Finish off your walk with a cuppa this Mother’s Day

by Sharon Wennekers, Social Media Manager on 13 March 2015

Work up a thirst with a woodland walk this weekend and treat mum to refreshments at a local tearoom afterwards.