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Wildwood Trust, Kent’s Unique Wildlife park and conservation charity, are thrilled to announce that two of our beavers are set to be released to reinforce the population in the Knapdale Forest in Scotland.

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Wildwood Trust has helped repopulate The North Wales Island of Anglesey with Red Squirrels over the last 12 years, but as the native reds recolonise the mainland, Wildwood is now providing Red Squirrels to give support to their expansion and ensure their spread throughout the U.K.

This month has seen the birth of seven Red Squirrel babies at Wildwood who will be released into the wild in Wales as soon as they have grown into adulthood.

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The programme for the forthcoming Rewilding conference on 12th September, co-organised with University of Kent, has just been finalised. We are very excited about it - hope you will join us there!
For more info, please view and/or download the programme here.

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- Amazing images of Wildwood’s rare Red Squirrel babies have been captured, marking a huge boost to save this rare species and help return them across the UK.

- Red Squirrels were wiped out in most of England and Wales, but a new collaborative effort has seen the first serious project for their reintroduction to the mainland.

- Wildwood Trust has helped repopulate The North Wales Island of Anglesey with Red Squirrels over the last 12 years, but as the native reds recolonise the mainland, Wildwood is now providing Red Squirrels to give support to their expansion and ensure their spread throughout the U.K.

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Wildwood staff are celebrating today at the historic decision to give formerly native beavers full legal protection. 

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Wildwood Trust, which operates a visitor centre at Escot, near Ottery St Mary, are inviting people to come and see the lynx as they champion rewilding in Devon. The charity is making the bold claim that rewilding can create an ecological and tourism resurgence in the county, bringing jobs and wildlife in equal abundance.

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Wildcats have returned to a Devon Woodland this week….

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The Wildwood team is celebrating after successfully introducing captive-bred hazel dormice to an area of Nottinghamshire woodland as part of a continuing project to help protect the species from extinction.

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By Peter Smith, Chief Executive of the Wildwood Trust

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