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The Grasslands Trust is the only national UK charity that focuses entirely on saving grasslands that are valuable because they are rich in wildlife, history, or for other reasons.

September issue of Grasslands e-news is now published!

The September issue of Grasslands e-news is now published and has been emailed directly to our subscribers.  There is news on our new membership scheme, forthcoming bat identification evenings at Eastleigh with Martin Reeves and our recent visit to the British … Continue reading

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The Olympic Meadows legacy – what can we do for meadows?

This summer has been all about meadows – their beautiful flowers, the nectar-rich food they provide for our bumblebees, butterflies and moths, and the larder and habitat they provide for many of our most endearing mammals and birds – hares, … Continue reading

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“The Grasslands Trust? Do you conserve African savannah?”

…no, we work much closer to home! Since working for The Grasslands Trust I’ve heard many interesting variations of what our name could mean. Although we are well known for our policy and advocacy work (with our detailed report on … Continue reading

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Brilliant Birdwatching Fair 2012!

The British Birdwatching Fair at Rutland Water brings together a gathering of 22,000 wildlife professionals and wildlife enthusiasts over 3 days of birdwatching, a wide programme of events, exhibitions and trade stands.  It is jointly organised by Leicestershire & Rutland … Continue reading

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We have moved!

We’ve been looking forward to this day for the last 4 months and are thrilled to announce that our stunning new website has finally arrived! This is a huge turning point for The Grasslands Trust and we hope that you … Continue reading

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Landscape Launch of the UK Native Seed Hub at Wakehurst Place, RBG Kew

The Grasslands Trust (TGT) – Weald Meadows Nectar Networks (WMNN) are delighted to be a part of this week’s celebratory opening of the main production beds of the UK Native Seed Hub.  Set in beautiful High Weald Area of Outstanding … Continue reading

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“Almost apocalyptic” weather threatens wildlife

The mesmerisingly awful weather’s impact on wildlife continues to make the news. While Butterfly Conservation bravely publicise their Big Butterfly Count which their President David Attenborough launches, Butterfly expert Matthew Oates from the National Trust warns the “almost apocalyptic” summer … Continue reading

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The challenge of recovering our best unprotected grasslands

At Tuesday’s England Biodiversity Stakeholder Group, the latest incarnation of the England Biodiversity Group, we heard Biodiversity Minister Richard Benyon (no buzzards were mentioned) tell us he was absolutely focused on “outcomes and results”. He’s right  – we can sometimes … Continue reading

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Discovering Carmel’s beautiful grasslands and woodlands

This weekend, while much of the UK was suffering under some of the worst rainfall on record, members of The Grasslands Trust Conservation Committee and Grasslands Trust Staff were basking in sunshine at Carmel National Nature Reserve in Carmarthenshire.  I … Continue reading

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De-regulation for agriculture is as bad as De-regulation for banking

Banker bashing dominates the headlines yet again. It turns out that traders at Barclays (and presumably the other banks) were conniving to fix the critical LIBOR rate which determines the interest rate that banks pay to borrow money from each … Continue reading

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