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The progress to protect Dartmoor Members Public

© Roman PopelarDartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA) has recently provided a progress update on work to amend Dartmoor’s byelaws. The six-week consultation, which closed in November, 2021, attracted nearly 4,000 responses, which a team of National Park Officers has been carefully analysing. Some of the changes proposed caused uproar

Laura White
Laura White
Green Issues

Wildflower power of new meadow-makers in Devon Members Public

Over 100 acres of wildflower-rich meadows are to be restored across Devon this summer on 17 landholdings stretching from the upper Tamar to the lower Dart. Wild plant conservation charity Plantlife and wildflower conservation community group Moor Meadows Dartmoor have been able to team up on meadow restoration this year

Laura White
Laura White
Green Issues

New report provides evidence of compounding threats to UK’s woods and trees  Members Public

© Tony AtkinA new report published by the Woodland Trust brings together evidence which highlights a barrage of compounding threats which could have catastrophic consequences for the UK’s woods, trees and the flora and fauna within them. ‘The State of the UK’s Woods and Trees 2021’, examines the data

Laura White
Laura White
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Dartmoor Commoners’ dissent with Whitehorse Hill Peatland Conservation Project. Dartmoor Society calls for work to stop for re-evaluation Members Public

Frank Phillpotts’ Peat Pass after damming by the Mires Project, White Horse Hill. © Chris Chapman 2021Dartmoor Commoners who farm the High Moor around Whitehorse Hill, one of Dartmoor’s highest points and the site of the unique Early Bronze Age burial cist excavated in 2011, have been upset in recent

Laura White
Laura White
Green Issues

The first of many? Members Public

It’s been a while since I’ve had a good old rant in the Green Issues column. Many of you probably breathed a sigh of relief! There have been lots of other things going on, to be fair, and although Green Issues is always important, sometimes one’s brain

Laura White
Laura White
Green Issues

Get ready for the Big Garden Birdwatch Members Public

The RSPB’s annual event, the Big Garden Birdwatch, is once again taking place between 29th and 31st January. The summer lockdown last year saw many people take more notice of the wildlife in their gardens and parks, and it is hoped that the increase in interest will motivate more

Laura White
Laura White
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Campaigners request response over climate inaction Members Public

More than 20 campaigners in the Torridge and West Devon constituency are accusing their MP, Geoffrey Cox, of failing to address their concerns. The group all share a belief that the Government is not doing enough to combat the climate and nature crises. And they say they have been trying

Laura White
Laura White
Green Issues

Green Issues: It’s our duty Members Public

My brother and I were huge Michael Jackson fans when we were young. My brother would spend hours in front of the TV, watching the music videos and trying to copy the dance moves. He got quite good in the end. But what made me think of this now is

Laura White
Laura White
Green Issues