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  • Disappointment at decision to build on precious land

    Monday 8th September, 2014

    © Bill Baston

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

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  • Airport decision - welcome news for Kent’s wildlife

    Tuesday 2nd September, 2014

    Kent Wildlife Trust welcomes the Airports Commission’s rejection of proposals for a Thames Estuary airport.

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  • Revival of scarce mammal thanks to partnership

    Wednesday 27th August, 2014

    water vole © Greg Hitchcock

    The continued conservation partnership between Lafarge Tarmac and Kent Wildlife Trust is achieving dramatic results for one of Britain’s most threatened species at Holborough Marshes nature reserve near Snodland.

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  • Moth Bonanza – Orlestone Forest

    Friday 18th July, 2014

    By Ian Rickards and Ade Jupp

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  • Dragonflies at Hothfield Heathlands

    Monday 16th June, 2014

    keeled skimmer dragonfly resting on a log

    Hothfield Heathlands bogs are one of only a handful of wet heaths in the South east of England. They support a great variety of dragonflies. The reason they like the bogs at Hothfield, is that the acid water makes it hard for fish to live. Fish will predate on dragonfly nymphs, so living in a fish free habitat greatly increases their chances of survival.

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  • The Great Wilderness Down GrantScape Conservation Project

    Friday 16th May, 2014

    dragonfly in flight

    The three year GrantScape funded project centred on the Stalisfield area on the North Downs was completed on the 31st March 2014.

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  • Gold for Green Tourism Award

    Thursday 15th May, 2014

    Manager, Peter Bassett, proudly displays the Green Tourism ‘Gold’ award at Bough

    Kent Wildlife Trust’s Bough Beech Visitor Centre and nature reserve near Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, has been given a ‘Gold’ award - the highest accolade in the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

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  • Be Wild About Your Garden!

    Wednesday 23rd April, 2014

    Launch of the Gardening for Wildlife Award Scheme

    Kent Wildlife Trust celebrated the launch of its 2014 Wild about Gardens awards scheme last week at its headquarters and visitor centre at Tyland Barn, Maidstone. A cake-cutting ceremony was followed by tours around the recently developed Tyland cottage garden. There were wildlife-friendly gardening displays and volunteer advisers on hand to offer tips and advice. Guests included last year’s winners, and the scheme’s sponsors and local authority partners.

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  • Habitat Restoration for Rare Cricket in Kent

    Friday 11th April, 2014

    Wart-biter bush cricket © Grant Hazlehurst

    At the end of March this year, the Species Recovery Trust in collaboration with Kent Wildlife Trust, restored an area of chalk grassland for the rare wart-biter bush cricket. It is hoped that this work will help to ensure the future survival of this extremely endangered insect.

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  • Floral art funds wildlife conservation

    Friday 11th April, 2014

    Fidelity Weston (2nd right) received the ‘big’ cheque from Jackie Gethin (left),

    Local botanical art group, Florum, has generously donated £2,000 from proceeds of their 2013 artwork sales towards the on-going conservation management of Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve. This brings the grand total raised over the last 10 years to nearly £18,000.

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