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Urban hedgehog hotspots such as Suffolk’s county town are becoming increasingly important refuges for the popular prickly animals as rural populations continue to decline, a new report reveals today.

Suffolk AONB hosts a Defra Marine Pioneer Project.

The University of Suffolk and Suffolk County Council have combined to form a regional centre of excellence in the field of sustainable development and green economic growth.

Life cycle of the ‘butter-fly’

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

For many naturalists, their first sighting of a brimstone butterfly is a sure and welcome sign that spring is on its way.

Butterfly Conservation branch giving out free buckthorn plants to encourage popular species

Ipswich is to host a major conference that will study the many challenges facing the UK’s mammals.

Natural England launches consultation on increasing Suffolk protected landscape area.

An Ipswich area environment project has lost cash support from one of its key partners.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust is seeking the services of a special volunteer – one who isn’t afraid of the dark.

Neonicotinoid pesticides have for years caused controversy over their impacts on pollinating insects, but a new study now focuses on their effects on the aquatic life in our watercourses.

For an amateur photographer it was a dream picture of a hedgehog - which is somewhat appropriate as it was taken as he slept.

Exotic, colourful and raucous parakeets appear to have set up home in an Ipswich park - but some naturalists have warned they could cause problems for native wildlife.

Suffolk Waste Partnership and hundreds of children across the county have come up with an imaginative way of cutting down on waste this Christmas.

A trailblazing Suffolk Wildlife Trust project appears to be on the right track when it comes to the urgently needed conservation of one of Britain’s rarest and most secretive mammals.

Community projects that enhance life and landscape in the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are being offered a £10,000 helping hand.

A conference that highlighted the varied value of the much-loved Suffolk coast was told that courage was needed in the rejuvenation of resorts that are sometimes thought of as down-at-heel - and ‘pioneering young people’ had to be engaged.

From ancient woolly mammoth teeth to the tell-tale signs of today’s throw-away, consumer-driven society - the things you can find on a beachcombing walk never cease to be thought-provoking. A new venture aims to promote the activity - and help inspire people to take care of the marine environment.

Stone-curlews have made the most of conditions created specifically for them on a Suffolk heath, raising hopes higher for a secure future for the enigmatic species.

Knot. It’s just about the most negative name for a bird species that anyone could think of.

The Stour and Orwell Forum 2017 had a recurring theme - the search for balance between potentially conflicting issues on the estuaries.

The UK’s move to a low-carbon economy is in danger of being derailed by a lack of Government action, a high-powered committee chaired by a Suffolk peer has warned.

Few British insects are as impressive and distinctive as the stag beetle. The spectacular male, with its huge antler-like jaws, is the UK’s largest and most conspicuous terrestrial beetle, reaching a whopping 75mm in length.

From the mightiest red deer stag to the most microscopic invertebrate, and from the unmissable marsh harriers to the usually overlooked secretive psuedoscorpion, Minsmere positively bristles with biodiversity.

The famous Suffolk Trinity trio that is a popular and powerful icon of the county’s rich rural heritage should really be a five-strong livestock line-up, it was suggested yesterday.

The dramatic population crash suffered by a once-familiar breeding bird of the Sufolk coast is a story of decline and dilemma that is being investigated by a birdwatching and conservation group.

You could say the scale of a Suffolk young people’s project befits the scale of the environmental problem it is highlighting in a most imaginative and creative way - and the word “scale” would be entirely appropriate as the initiative features hundreds of fish.

Suffolk’s tenth annual walking festival has stepped out on a long and winding road that takes it to scores of venues and showcases the county’s acclaimed diversity of outstanding landscapes, wildlife-rich habitats and internationally significant historic features.

Suffolk has been chosen to host a “pasture pilot project” that aims to survey a little understood yet hugely important wildlife habitat for which the county holds national significance.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s vision for a new landscape-scale nature reserve in the north of the county will be seen by millions of television viewers this weekend when the charity’s campaign is featured on the BBC’s popular Countryfile programme.

Suffolk’s newly published action plan on climate change has been hailed as a “rallying call” to everyone in the county who wants a “sustainable and flourishing environment.”

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