Balance of Competences – an audit of what the EU does, and how this affects the UK

erjkprunczýk / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA Author Tony Whitbread I recently received this important and potentially worrying blog written by Joan Edwards, the Head of Living Seas in the Wildlife Trusts National Office so simply reproduce it here as I … Continue reading

Green or Grey? Which direction will the budget take?

Author Tony Whitbread We have seen several good signs over past years as governments, of all political persuasions, seem to get a better understanding of the value of nature. I mentioned the South Downs Nature Improvement Area a while ago … Continue reading

National Environmental Organisations Incredulous at George Osborne’s Autumn Statement

Author Tony Whitbread The concern about George Osborne’s Autumn Statement is not limited just to the Sussex Wildlife Trust. Environmental bodies around the country find it incredible, especially against the background of other work being done in government. One illustration … Continue reading

The Nature of Change

Author Tony Whitbread Sussex Wildlife Trust / University of Sussex 50th Anniversary conference On 15th September this year Sussex Wildlife Trust joined with the University of Sussex for a major conference. We called this “The Nature of Change” because, as … Continue reading

Time is now for new era of nature conservation

Author Tony Whitbread The publication of a Natural Environment White Paper – the first for 20 years – should mark an exciting new era for nature conservation. But has the Government been ambitious enough? The Wildlife Trusts have pushed for … Continue reading