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75% of the UK is farmed. We want to give recognition to nature's farming heroes with the Nature of Farming Awards
Here's a blog from Heather about how we work with farmers to make the most of their land for wildlife.. or you can watch this video to get a glimpse into Wildlife Friendly Farming
19 Feb 2013
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
Happy Valentine's Day
Did you take part in the Operation Turtle Dove naming competition? Want to know which names won? Find out here .......................... (in a nod to the traditional bit of secrecy on Valentine's, I'm not telling you!) Thanks again to Chocally for the yummy chocolaty prize :o)
14 Feb 2013
Where does the EU budget deal leave Scotland's wildlife and farmers?
Where does the EU budget deal leave Scotland’s wildlife and farmers? Heads of State, including Prime Minister David Cameron, reached agreement on the EU Budget last Friday. This agreement sets out overall spending on the Common Agricultural Policy and will, in due course, determine just how...
12 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
Tell the PM to vote for nature
I've just signed this petition on the RSPB website that calls for David Cameron to "vote for nature". Every seven years the European Union decides what to spend our money on. A big chunk of that budget is for agriculture. And a tiny amount of that pays for nature-friendly farming schemes...
6 Feb 2013
Naaarrfolk and lovin' it!
I’ve read all the jokes, heard all the parody songs and seen all of the comedy sketches. People love to make fun of us East Anglians! My teachers used to say that people who take the mickey out of you are simply jealous, and I can certainly believe that. I would envy people who lived here if I...
6 Feb 2013
Are you this year’s Henry?
I’m sure you remember Henry Edmunds (above, with Adam Henson), overall UK winner of the 2012 RSPB Telegraph Nature of Farming Award . Now the hunt is on for this year's Henry (or Henrietta!). The Nature of Farming Award does three big things: Gives all farmers doing their bit for wildlife...
5 Feb 2013
Will David Cameron vote for wildlife friendly farming at next week's EU Budget summit?
It's a million dollar question, or rather a trillion euro question, because the deal that might get done at next week's EU Budget summit (7-8 Feb) will have huge implications for how much funding is available for nature conservation and wildlife friendly farming schemes from 2014 onwards. ...
1 Feb 2013
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