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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.

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.

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.

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.”

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge emphasised the “huge importance” of people having a connection with nature as he toured a wildlife garden that has become one of East Anglia’s most innovative environmental projects.

Drug-taking and prostitution in a “hidey-hole” adjacent to woodland used by a trust that helps cancer sufferers and vulnerable people are set to saddle the charity with a hefty bill to improve security fencing.

Blackbirds battled with blue tits and came out on top to rule the roost in Suffolk’s gardens, results of a major survey reveal today.

One of the most famous East Anglian landscapes to have been immortalised by artist John Constable has been improved in a £180,000 project to remove overhead power lines.

If Suffolk ever had to choose a bird as its emblem, the much-loved barn owl would surely be a strong candidate.

Nature conservationists are today demanding an urgent Government crackdown on wildlife crime as a new report revealed illegal persecution of birds of prey is continuing in East Anglia.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust has reached a new milestone in its £1million appeal to create a watery, wildlife-filled and ‘internationally important’ land of wonder in East Anglia’s Broads – and is reinvigorating its plea for funds on a day of global significance for wetlands.

A virtually constant procession of traffic rumbles north and south on the A12 through Blythburgh, near Southwold, with the stunning Blyth Estuary and the village’s “Cathedral of the Marshes”, the imposing, impressive Holy Trinity Church, being familiar sights for the millions of passers-by.

Condemnation of the way the Suffolk coast’s nationally designated and widely treasured landscape is treated in EDF Energy’s latest Sizewell C consultation has been delivered by the protected area’s managers.

Studies show just how valuable Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are to the economies of our counties.

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