Archive of: Conservation

  • Stand your ground for nature

    Stand your ground for nature

    Tor Lawrence speaks out on the the dichotomy that is Nature vs Development, highlighted by Local Authorities under the expectation of meeting nationally set housing targets, versus their ability to integrate these into the landscape, whilst valuing and embedding Nature’s Recovery in one of the most nature depleted countries in the world.

  • Development pressure

    Development pressure

    Jess Price explains how Sussex Wildlife Trust engages proactively with the planning system

  • Survey of top retailers: only one of 20 says they will eliminate peat this year

    Survey of top retailers: only one of 20 says they will eliminate peat this year

    A new survey shows that only one of 20 leading garden retailers contacted by The Wildlife Trusts reported that it would eliminate peat from its shelves this year – and the survey reveals an overall lack of ambition by retailers to set targets to end peat sales. Last year, the voluntary target set by the Government to end sales of peat composts to amateur gardeners was missed.

  • The Economics of Biodiversity

    The Economics of Biodiversity

    A major review has been produced by Sir Partha Dasgupta, Professor of Economics and Cambridge University – “The Economics of Biodiversity​”, looking at the economics of biodiversity, but it in a quite fundamental way.

  • Rampion 2 Consultation

    Rampion 2 Consultation

    An informal consultation on plans to expand the Rampion Offshore Windfarm off the Sussex coast has been launched. This initial consultation closes on 11th February 2021.

  • Ask the Prime Minister to overturn the decision to allow bee-killing pesticides!

    Ask the Prime Minister to overturn the decision to allow bee-killing pesticides!

    The Secretary of State, George Eustice has agree to authorise the use of highly damaging neonicotinoid thiamethoxam for the treatment of sugar beet seed in 2021. Sussex Wildlife Trust opposes this decision. We are in a biodiversity crisis where all efforts should be focused on restoring wildlife, not putting more toxic chemicals into the ecosystem.

  • Nature and me

    Nature and me

    Mya Bambrick, Winner of the David Streeter Award 2020 tells us about her love of wildlife, the barriers faced by young people trying to access nature and the diverse causes she supports

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