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  • 2015 Wildlife Photography Competition Launches

    Monday 30th March, 2015

    Wildlife Photography Competition 2015

    Calling all photographers! 2015 entry has now opened

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  • Queendown Warren Volunteer Team win Volunteering Awards

    Tuesday 24th March, 2015

    Queendown Warren Green Team © Brett O’Connell

    Queendown Warren Green Team are the Environmental Volunteers of the Year

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  • Renewed hope for precious land at Lodge Hill

    Friday 13th February, 2015

    Nightingale © Bill Baston

    Area is the only one in the UK to be designated for nightingales

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  • Three Kent marine areas up for possible protection, but where is the rest of the network?

    Tuesday 3rd February, 2015

    The long-awaited public consultation on the next stages of Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) designation was launched on Friday (30th January).

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  • Ibis books into nature reserve

    Tuesday 20th January, 2015

    American White Ibis © Michael Revell

    Visitors to Sevenoaks wildlife reserve have had a real treat over the last couple of months.

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  • Barn Owls at Hothfield Heathlands

    Thursday 15th January, 2015

    Barn owl © Margaret Holland

    Barn owls are one of the most loved and recognizable birds of the countryside. They are found throughout the world, but are suffering population declines across their range. In the UK for example, the Barn owl has steadily declined in numbers over the last century due to habitat loss, herbicide and rodenticide poisoning. Their nocturnal nature makes it increasingly difficult to survey Barn owls and therefore a population size can be tricky to calculate. However, owl nest boxes can provide a reliable way to monitor the presence of barn owls on a site, whilst also providing a nice safe nesting area for barn owl pairs to raise their young.

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  • A change in the weather..

    Tuesday 16th December, 2014

    Hothfield Heathlands

    The change of weather in October took quite a bit of adjustment. Our gang of volunteers quickly changed from tee-shirts and shorts to waterproofs and wellies. None-the-less our dedicated gang continued to come out in all weathers.

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  • Uplifting news! New high-rise ‘kes res’ for wildlife HQ

    Tuesday 9th December, 2014

    Kestrel box at Tyland Barn

    A new kestrel nest box with inbuilt camera has been fitted at Kent Wildlife Trust’s nature park and visitor centre on Blue Bell Hill, near Maidstone. The work, which should have been completed earlier this year, was put on hold when a pair of jackdaws unexpectedly took up residence in the old box!

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  • Harvest mice at Hothfield

    Monday 17th November, 2014

    Hothfield Heathlands is a SSSI listed site, owned by Ashford Borough Council and managed by Kent Wildlife Trust. It is the last remaining heathland in Kent, and one of the last remaining acid bogs in the whole of the south east.

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  • Kent Wildlife Trust secures Heritage Lottery Fund support for Romney Marsh

    Monday 17th November, 2014

    The county’s leading conservation charity, Kent Wildlife Trust, based at Tyland Barn, Maidstone, has received an earmarked grant of £1,996,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) through its Landscape Partnership (LP) programme for the Romney Marsh ‘Fifth Continent’ Landscape Partnership Scheme, it was announced today.

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