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Fundraising for farm wildlife advice
Think of a wild place in the UK. It doesn’t matter where, just a place you think of as ‘wilderness.' It might be rolling moorlands and mountains, deep forest, fields stretching as far as the eye can see, upland bogs, or a network of waterways glinting in the sun. Many of you may...
19 Feb 2013
Confused by the complex EU budget issues?
Then check our Martin Harper's blog today . And if you haven't called for David Cameron to vote for nature yet - do it now here . There's still time to make a difference.
7 Feb 2013
Last chance to tell the PM to vote for nature
David Cameron will in Brussels for the next 2 days (7-8 Feb), at the EU Budget summit. What is decided there will have huge impact on farmers, wildlife, and our countryside. The budget for agri-environment schemes for the next 7 years is under discussion – but if the wrong decisions are made...
6 Feb 2013
On the 3rd day of Christmas....three French hens, two turtle doves.
Its fair to say I like my quail in the long grass giving it large with their ‘wet-my-lips’ call – I have actually seen quail only a few times in the wild, but heard them innumerable times. They are just so hard to see! So please for Christmas I’d really like to see a quail in...
15 Dec 2012
A message to European Heads of State: don't cut the life from our countryside
Over the past 40 years Europe has lost 300 million birds and in just the past 15 years we have lost 70% of European grassland butterflies. Farmland wildlife remains in crisis. Following proposals released yesterday, the situation will get a lot worse unless leaders show an enlightened approach to EU...
15 Nov 2012
The EU Budget: why we can’t afford not to invest in the environment
By Jenna Hegarty, Senior Agriculture Policy Officer Later this month (22-23 November), EU leaders, including Prime Minister David Cameron, will convene in Brussels to discuss, and potentially decide, the EU Budget for the 2014-2020 period. Big money is at stake – a whopping €7 trillion...
5 Nov 2012
Helping farmland bird populations to soar in the South West
From Kevin Rylands, Farmland Conservation Advisor (South West England) The South West Farmland Bird Initiative (SWFBI) is an exciting partnership project that was set up to specifically help reverse the decline of farmland birds across Wessex. The Initiative targets nationally important farmland bird...
31 Oct 2012
While stocks last..
Fancy filling your belly for free? If like me you are a frugal type and not easily embarrassed, this is the time of year to scour Fen roadsides. Lorries piled to the brim with spuds, onions and carrots are trundling back and forth as fast as they can go from the field to the packing plant. You can...
20 Oct 2012
On Tour- Best of NoFA in the East!
The Nature of Farming Award Tour of the best entries in the East this year is now in full swing- starting last week with RSPB Eastern England Regional Director, Paul Forecast presenting the Award to the Regional Winner... read about the winner and the other events in the tour below- and then why not...
16 Oct 2012
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