• Farmers soiling their undies for good grass in Cornwall

    Thursday 25th January, 2018

    Farmers in West Cornwall have been burying their underpants to help with their grassland management. Cotton underpants are made from organic matter, so an attractive feast for soil microbes and earthworms. Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s farm advisers, working on South West Water’s Upstream Thinking project, have encouraged eight farmers to bury pants under their grass. After two months, the holiness of the underpants gives an indication of soil health.

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  • Cornwall Wildlife Trust welcomes new Chief Executive

    Thursday 25th January, 2018

    Cornwall Wildlife Trust welcomes new Chief Executive, Carolyn Cadman, following the retirement of Trevor Edwards after 37 successful years establishing and growing the Trust. Carolyn joins the Trust with a wealth of experience in Cornwall and in national environmental bodies.

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  • Cornwall Wildlife Trust welcomes new 25 year Environment Plan but highlights action is key

    Thursday 11th January, 2018

    Cornwall Wildlife Trust welcomes the Government’s 25 year Environment Plan which was released today. Many of the policies outlined in the plan align closely with the Trust’s own ambitions; namely protecting and enhancing wildlife on land and at sea and re-connecting people with nature. The document calls for ‘an approach to agriculture, forestry, land-use and fishing that puts the environment first’, something that Cornwall has collectively advocated in the Cornwall Environmental Growth strategy launched back in 2016 by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership.

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  • Trust host UK premiere of award winning new Cornish wildlife film

    Tuesday 9th January, 2018

    Cornwall Wildlife Trust is thrilled to be hosting the UK premiere of celebrated filmmaker Ian McCarthy’s award-winning new film: ‘Wild Cornwall – Out on the Edge’ at the Poly Arts Centre, Falmouth on Thursday 8th February.

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  • Local Partnership awarded National Lottery support to enhance unique Penwith landscape

    Monday 18th December, 2017

    Confirmation that Penwith Landscape Partnership has secured a National Lottery grant of £2,529,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the First and Last – Our Living Working Landscape scheme, was announced last week.

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  • Trust plant 400 trees for the future

    Tuesday 5th December, 2017

    A team of Cornwall Wildlife Trust volunteers have planted over 400 native trees to create new woodland for the future. The planting scheme, carried out this November on a farm near Helston, will bring benefits to wildlife and water quality, as well as providing an educational resource for schools and community groups.

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  • Cornwall Wildlife Trust Vice-President wins prestigious Conservation Award

    Thursday 30th November, 2017

    Cornwall Wildlife Trust is proud to announce that its Vice-President Dr Nick Tregenza has been awarded the highly prestigious Christopher Cadbury Medal in recognition of his work to advance nature conservation in the British Isles.

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  • Introducing Cornwall’s resident Bottlenose Dolphin Community

    Tuesday 21st November, 2017

    Cornwall Wildlife Trust, on behalf of the Southwest Bottlenose Dolphin Consortium recently held a unique event to showcase findings from recent research on these amazing animals, and to introduce our resident community of bottlenose dolphins.

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  • New Initiative for Cornwall’s Young People Creating a Blue Future for the County

    Wednesday 15th November, 2017

    Hundreds of young people in Cornwall are stepping up and creating what is rightfully theirs: a healthy planet, a thriving economy, and a brighter future, thanks to a new Beach Rangers Academy programme developed by Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Cornwall College Newquay’s Your Shore Beach Ranger Project.

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  • Trust wins £12,000 for solar energy

    Monday 13th November, 2017

    Cornwall Wildlife Trust is delighted to have been announced regional winners in the M&S Energy Fund and will receive £12,000 to install solar panels at their offices near Truro.

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