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  • Wildlife and rare ancient habitat SAVED from proposed Whitby holiday village development as proposal REJECTED

    Thursday 7th September, 2017

    Brown long-eared bat. Credit: Tom Marshall

    *UPDATE* 07 September 2017: Development proposal REJECTED: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Conservation Officer Sara Robin who has led on the Trust's objection to the proposal was present at the Planning meeting at which the decision to refuse permission for the development was made. On hearing the news Sara said: "Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is delighted that the Scarborough Borough Council Planning Committee has decided not to give planning permission for the holiday village development at The Raithwaite Estate. The development had the potential to be very damaging to Ancient Woodland, wildlife and the landscape of the North York Moors National Park and the Heritage Coast. We commend the Councillors' decision as they have recognised that nature matters and how we should be working to create a living landscape in North Yorkshire and not destroying it."

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  • Put pen to paper – naturally!

    Tuesday 5th September, 2017

    South Landing at Flamborough – a beautiful location from which to draw inspirati

    Calling all nature lovers! Temporarily put your binoculars down, lay your rock-pooling net aside and close your ID book. An upcoming event from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust will introduce you to another brilliant way to enjoy wildlife.

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  • Funding for communities and nature in Leeds and Bradford

    Tuesday 29th August, 2017

    Child playing, credit Julie Norman

    Yorkshire Wildlife Trust launches a brand new project that aims to reach out to communities with limited access to nature.

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  • No sleeping on the job: volunteers needed to count sheep

    Thursday 24th August, 2017

    Hebridean sheep

    If you've ever fancied yourself as a bit of a Bo Peep – before she lost her sheep, that is – Yorkshire Wildlife Trust want to hear from you. We're looking for local nature-lovers to keep an eye on our flock of Hebridean sheep, and help with conservation in the process.

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  • Communities set to benefit from River Wiske conservation

    Thursday 24th August, 2017

    The team from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust planting trees to enhance the habitat for

    Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is urging landowners along the River Wiske Corridor to contact them and benefit from the latest funding available to support restoration work on their land.

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  • Wildlife partnership flying high

    Monday 14th August, 2017

    Vine House Farm donation infographic

    The Wildlife Trusts celebrates 10 year partnership with Vine House Farm

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  • Spurn lighthouse rides the ‘air’ waves

    Thursday 10th August, 2017

    Spurn Lighthouse will be riding the waves of the radio kind on the 19th and 20th of August as it welcomes a group of radio operators to kick start this year’s International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW).

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  • Pedal for the pasture!

    Tuesday 1st August, 2017

    Conservation volunteers complete 140-mile cycle challenge in a day to help secure future of vital meadow habitat.

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  • A Summer at Spurn

    Monday 31st July, 2017

    Alongside the exciting development of the Spurn Discovery Centre, it's shaping up to be a great summer season for Spurn National Nature Reserve.

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  • Spurn Discovery Centre arrives on site

    Thursday 27th July, 2017

    A major milestone is reached in the development of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust's new purpose-built visitor facility at Spurn as the main building structure arrives onsite.

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