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  • Boosting butterflies at the bank

    Friday 24th March, 2017

    Small blue butterfly at Hutchinson's Bank (credit Daniel Greenwood)

    Habitat for rare chalkland species in Croydon is being expanded thanks to £21,000 grant from Viridor Credits

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  • Help for London's freshwater wildlife on World Water Day

    Wednesday 22nd March, 2017

    Cormorant at Walthamstow Wetlands (credit Matthew Rich)

    Royal Bank of Canada grant will improve freshwater habitats across the capital

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  • Grant will help rare snails feel at home in Hillingdon

    Wednesday 1st March, 2017

    Desmoulin's whorl snail (credit Roger Key)

    London Wildlife Trust has received a grant of almost £65,000 from Biffa Award to help a rare species of snail thrive at one of the Trust’s west London nature reserves. Desmoulin’s whorl snail is so threatened that it is prioritised for conservation in the government’s UK Biodiversity Action Plan.

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  • Phase One of HS2 railway given Royal Assent

    Thursday 23rd February, 2017

    Frays Farm Meadows - threatened by HS2

    The first phase of the High Speed Two (HS2) railway between London and Birmingham was given Royal Assent on 23 February 2017.

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  • Street artist ATM paints a pochard to Show The Love

    Monday 13th February, 2017

    Pochard by ATM at Woodberry Wetlands © Penny Dixie

    Street artist ATM and London Wildlife Trust are joining people across the country who are making, wearing and sharing green hearts to Show The Love for the places, people and life they cherish and want to protect from climate change.

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  • Comments welcome on additional HS2 mitigation plan

    Friday 3rd February, 2017

    Proposed Colne Valley viaduct

    Views are being sought on a plan that could help protect wildlife sites in the Colne Valley, west of London, affected by the construction of a new high-speed railway

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  • Landmark King’s Cross nature reserve set for new visitor centre

    Wednesday 1st February, 2017

    Pond dipping at Camley Street Natural Park

    Just over thirty years ago a patch of derelict land in King’s Cross, saved from development by local campaigners, was opened to the public as Camley Street Natural Park, an inner city nature reserve. Managed by London Wildlife Trust and just an eight minute walk from King’s Cross station, the award-winning reserve now attracts up to 20,000 visitors a year, including thousands of children from schools in Camden and Islington.

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  • Building a home for wildlife

    Thursday 26th January, 2017

    Woodberry Wetlands by Penny Dixie

    When Sadiq Khan won the London mayoral battle in 2016 he did so on the back of commitments that included strong protection for wildlife and biodiversity. We live in a rapidly growing city, home to developments – large and small – that have the potential to be beneficial to nature, if the political, corporate and personal will is there.

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  • Children’s artwork celebrates nature at Woodberry Wetlands

    Tuesday 24th January, 2017

    Alek with pupils Nicole, Micael, Asia, Bertan, Zara and Eray from Jubilee School

    Talented pupils from Jubilee Primary School in Stoke Newington have created a stunning mural of their local nature reserve, Woodberry Wetlands, featuring London’s colourful wildlife and the reserve’s distinctive urban skyline.

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  • New rain gardens will reduce Wandle flood risk

    Monday 16th January, 2017

    River Wandle in Morden Hall Park (credit Garry Knight/Wikimedia Commons)

    Reducing flooding and pollution is the aim of a London Wildlife Trust project encouraging people to create greener communities – funded by Heritage Lottery Fund through the Living Wandle Landscape Partnership

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