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Charter for Trees, Woods and People

The Charter for Trees, Woods and People sets out the principles by which trees and people in the UK can stand stronger together. The call for a Tree Charter was initiated in 2015 by the Woodland Trust in response to the crisis facing trees and woods in the UK. A new approach was needed – a rallying cry that could unite these individuals and specialist organisations, and help them speak with one voice. The Woodland Trust reached out to all sections of UK society to define this new charter, and to build a people-powered movement for trees.

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Introducing the OPAL Data Explorer

A new data visualisation tool puts data collected by the Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) network's citizen scientists into your hands. What do lichens say about the air quality on your street? Has the invasive New Zealand flatworm spread to your neighbourhood? See your local area in a new light thanks to over 41,000 environmental records collected by OPAL’s citizen scientists, now available on the OPAL Data Explorer.

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UK’s first marine Landscape Partnership secures £5m for North East Coastline

The Tyne to Tees, Shores and Seas – Seascape Partnership has been awarded £2.9m by the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop and deliver the UK’s first marine Landscape Partnership Scheme. Boosted by a further £2m in partnership funding, this scheme will deliver over 30 projects to benefit the coast, marine environment and coastal communities of South Shields, Sunderland, Durham and Hartlepool.

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