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Sunday 3 December 2017

Back from the Brink

Children planting trees
Launch Event for Nature Back from the Brink

An initiative funded using £4.6m of funding from the National Lottery Heritage Lottery Fund, Nature Back from the Brink is a nationwide coordinated effort to bring a wide range of leading charities and conservation bodies including the RSPB together to save threatened species. The funding will help around 200 threatened species such as the grey long-eared bat, pine marten, willow tit, lesser butterfly orchid and hedgehog.

The Urban Birder David Lindo talks to local schoolchildren

As part of the launch of this initiative an event was held in Windsor Great Park on November 7th in support of the Ancients of the Future project which involves the premature ageing of trees to support ecosystems including invertebrates, mosses and lichens as well as the planting of saplings to augment and replace existing ancient trees. At the event to aid the launch on a misty morning in the Great Park were representatives of the many charities involved (including from RSPB East Berks Local Group). To kick it off, The Urban Birder David Lindo talked to local schoolchildren and engaged them with nature related crafts and the tree planting (second picture).

More information can be found about this and the other projects that are part of Nature Back from the Brink at