Devon Wildlife Trust

Beavers scoop top BBC Countryfile Magazine Award

Wednesday 15th March 2017

Beaver kits on river bank Two beaver kits feed on the banks of the River Otter, summer 2017

The remarkable story of Devon’s wild beavers goes on with the announcement that the Westcountry rodents have now won a top national award.

Tagged with: Species, Beaver, Devon, Devon Wildlife Trust, River Otter Beaver Trial

New England Wood becomes our 50th nature reserve

Wednesday 1st March 2017

View through nature reserve showing river and treesLooking for a New England? Then welcome to our 50th nature reserve

A woodland which was saved from development has become Devon Wildlife Trust’s 50th nature reserve.

Tagged with: Devon, Devon Wildlife Trust, Nature reserve, New England Wood, Plymouth, Say Yes to Wildlife

Farmers go behind scenes to discover source of local water

Monday 30th January 2017

Upstream Thinking in action: East Devon Farmers gather to get an insight into the work of South West Water

East Devon farmers and landowners recently got an exclusive behind the scenes view of a South West Water plant.

Tagged with: Business, Devon Wildlife Trust, East Devon, Farmers, Farming, South west water, Upstream Thinking, Water

Devon Wildlife Trust hopes to open ‘Nature School’

Friday 27th January 2017

Children examine nature out of doorsDevon's first Nature School will maximise children's time learning out of doors. Photo, Charlie Tyjas

Devon Wildlife Trust has announced that it hopes to open Devon’s first ‘Nature School’.

Tagged with: Outdoor learning, Devon, Devon Wildlife Trust, Harry Barton, Nature school, Okehampton

Devon charity makes top appointment

Thursday 12th January 2017

Dr Peta FoxallDr Peta Foxall has become our new Chair of Trustees

We're proud to announce the appointment of our new Chair of the Board of Trustees: Dr Peta Foxall

Tagged with: Volunteering, Devon Wildlife Trust, Peta foxall, Trustee, Volunteer

It's victory (at least for now)

Wednesday 7th December 2016

Avocets land at the Exe Estuary: one of the Devon places to have enjoyed protection under the EU's Nature Directives. Photo: Neil Bygrave

News broke today that the 28 member states of the European Commission have decided that the Nature Directives are not to be revised or weakened. These laws have provided the cornerstone of wildlife and landscape protection for the past 35 years.

Tagged with: Living Landscapes, Devon, Devon Wildlife Trust, European Uniion, Harry Barton, Legislation, Nature Directives, Protection

Trainee sought to help Plymouth community conservation project

Thursday 20th October 2016

Wildflower survey being undertakenLearning the art of wildflower surveys will be part of the new trainee's role

Devon Wildlife Trust is offering one lucky person the chance to gain a year’s training and learn about conservation and community engagement in Plymouth’s Active Neighborhoods Project.

Tagged with: Living Landscapes, Active Neighbourhoods, Devon Wildlife Trust, Job, Plymouth, Trainee

Volunteers make the difference at Dartmoor reserve

Monday 17th October 2016

Volunteers have played a crucial part in improvements at Emsworthy MireVolunteers have played a crucial part in improvements for people and wildlife at Emsworthy Mire

Six months hard work by volunteers has made a crucial difference for wildlife and people at one of Dartmoor’s premier nature reserves.

Tagged with: Volunteering, Dartmoor, Devon Wildlife Trust, Emsworthy, Nature reserve, Volunteer

Massive seed collection gets underway

Wednesday 5th October 2016

Devon Wildlife Trust is playing a key part in an initiative which is protecting the nation’s ‘tree heritage’.

Tagged with: Species, Devon Wildlife Trust, Kew, Millennium Seed Bank, Nature reserves, Seeds

Volunteers set to work improving Exeter's 'Panny'

Tuesday 27th September 2016

Group of volunteersMembers of Exeter volunteer group, Ludwell Life, with DWT's Emily Stallworthy, seated centre

One of Exeter’s best-loved walking spots is being given a make-over thanks to the efforts of some dedicated local people.

Tagged with: Volunteering, Devon Wildlife Trust, Exeter, Exeter City Council, Ludwell Life, Volunteers