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  • The highway toad

    Wednesday 12th March, 2014

    Bough Beech nature reserve, near Ide Hill, is a particularly important Kent Wildlife Trust site for its populations of toad and, as a consequence, the adjacent roads are littered with ‘toad kill’ in early spring.

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  • Badger culls were “ineffective and failed humaneness test”

    Friday 28th February, 2014


    In light of reports that pilot badger culls failed on the grounds of efficiency and humaneness, The Wildlife Trusts today strongly urge the Government to abandon plans to roll out its culling policy and find a better solution to tackling the devastating disease, bovine Tuberculosis (bTB).

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  • Monitoring at Hothfield Heathlands

    Tuesday 18th February, 2014

    Two meadow brown butterflies

    As well as improving the habitats across Hothfield Heathlands nature reserve, it is also important that we monitor our nature reserves to see how different species are doing. This information is also added to national data, so that over time we begin to pick up patterns of how our wildlife is coping.

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  • £343,000 Lottery cash to ‘paint towns green’

    Wednesday 29th January, 2014

    Kent Wildlife Trust has secured £343,259 for its ‘Painting the Town Green’ project thanks to a successful bid to the Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities programme.

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  • Minotaur beetles at Hothfield Heathlands nature reserve

    Thursday 16th January, 2014

    Minotaur beetle

    Walking across the heathlands at the moment, have a look down, you won’t fail to notice considerable numbers of finger sized holes buried into the ground.

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  • Wildlife Trusts’ Biodiversity Benchmark awarded to Dungeness B

    Wednesday 18th December, 2013

    Biodiversity Benchmark award to Dungeness B

    EDF Energy, one of the UK’s largest energy companies and operator of Dungeness B power station, has received The Wildlife Trusts’ certification in recognition of its work to protect the unique flora and fauna of the vegetated shingle surrounding the Kent power station.

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  • Council backs nature's role in local economy

    Friday 13th December, 2013

    Cllr Seán Holden (left) and John Bennett inspect insect homes in Tyland Barn’s w

    Seán Holden, Deputy Cabinet Member for Economic Development at Kent County Council visited Kent Wildlife Trust’s HQ near Maidstone last week to discuss the important contribution a healthy natural environment makes to the County economy. Seán is keen to raise awareness of the importance of insect pollinators to farming and fruit businesses in Kent.

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  • An apology

    Friday 13th December, 2013

    Winter Wild Kent magazine

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  • Wildlife charity welcomes green support by local MP

    Wednesday 27th November, 2013

    Kent Wildlife Trust has welcomed the demands by 25 members of parliament, led by Laura Sandys MP for Thanet South, at a meeting with the Prime Minister reported today (26th November), that environmental policies should be given a more prominent place within the government agenda.

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  • Three Kent Marine Conservation Zones created

    Thursday 21st November, 2013

    map showing the marine conservation zones around Kent

    The Government today confirmed immediate designation of 27 Marine Conservation Zones, including three around Kent: the Medway Estuary, Thanet Coast and Folkestone Pomerania. Kent Wildlife Trust welcomes this first step towards the creation of a network of protected areas which is vital to ensure a healthy future for our seas.

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