New Priority Birds Species Lists published

It has recently been raised that the bird species currently covered by Durham and Northumberland Priority lists do not reflect all Birds of Conservation Concern including some Red list species. A workshop was held in February to review the priority species lists for the previous Durham and Northumberland Biodiversity Action Plans. This resulted in the [...]

Land of Oak and Iron Community Survey

The Land of Oak and Iron project has launched a survey to find out local people’s experiences of the area and what they would like to see the project deliver. It can be found at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/landofoakandiron The Survey runs from 1 July – 18 August 2014

Spring Events with the Durham Wildlife Trust

For all events please contact the Durham Wildlife Trust on 0191 5843112 for further information. Buzz on the Tyne Family Event, Tuesday 8 April South Shields Museum and Art Gallery, 11.00am – 3.00pm Drop in to discover more about bees.  Build a bee home for your garden, take part in a bee trail around the [...]

Birds flock to Shibdon Pond

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Funded by the SITA Trust, the Living Ponds project has restored habitat and created high quality new ponds at over 30 sites across the region. The project aimed to reverse the long-term trend of pond loss and degradation that has occurred across the Durham BAP area and increase connectivity between freshwater habitats. UKBAP species which will [...]

Farmland Bird Walk and Supper June 2013

  Join the RSPB for a free farmland bird walk and supper to find out how to maximise the benefit of farmland for wildlife. Two public events are to be held in June on important farms for farmland birds in the North East:   Friday 7th June 2013:  Farnless Farm, Bishop Middleham, County Durham The Anderson [...]

Derwent Valley Project Bid

A bid to the National Lottery – Heritage Lottery Fund is being produced to develop a Landscape Partnership for the Derwent Valley area in the North East of England. This partnership will aim to secure up to £3million to help to protect and develop the Derwent Valley creating sustainable employment, tourism and enhance the environment [...]

LNP Application Successful

Defra annouced on Tuesday 17 July that the Land of the Three Rivers Local Nature Partnership is one of 41 to be formally recognised by Government. Richard Benyon, Parliamentary Undersecretary for the Natural Environment, said “The vision, energy and commitment displayed in these applications was wonderful. Really diverse partners, many coming together for the first time, [...]

Walk and talk on the Conservation of Farmland Birds

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As part of the Heritage Lottery funded Limestone Landscapes partnership, we are holding a Farmland Bird training day: Monday 2nd July 10am -12pm, Farnless Farm, Bishop Middleham Join Durham Bird Club and Durham Biodiversity Partnership at a workshop on the conservation of Farmland Birds. The morning will include a guided walk of Farnless Farm followed [...]

Local Nature Partnership Conference – 15th May

Durham Wildlife Trust and Durham Biodiversity Partnership are currently undertaking work to establish a new Local Nature Partnership (LNP) for Durham, Gateshead, Sunderland and South Tyneside. To make the new LNP a success we need your help to influence and shape its vision and functions. Following on from an inital event held in December, a [...]

Veteran Tree Guide published

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The two year Durham Veteran Trees Project has now come to an end. To celebrate all that has been achieved over the lifetime of the project, a new booklet  ’A Guide to Veteran Trees’  has been produced. The guide will assist members of the public in finding some of the most interesting and remarkable trees in and around Durham, [...]