Science the winner as Government rejects a badger cull, The Wildlife Trusts, July 7 
The Wildlife Trusts welcome new measures for the UK’s biodiversity, May 22 
EU agricultural reforms are 'kick in the teeth' for wildlife, The Woodland Trust, May 20 topic
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Marine and Coastal Access Bill published, December 5  The Bill includes a new network of marine conservation zones and a new right of access for people to walk round the English coast for the first time. topic, topic
Wildlife indicators show improvements, November 27 
Soil Association calls for urgent ban on dangerous pesticides linked to honey bee deaths, September 29 
Government to spend 2 years auditing England’s natural resources – its wildlife, habitats and ecosystems, July 21  The project - aiming for the most comprehensive picture ever of England’s natural environment, the benefits it provides to society, and how it is changing - is to involve a a wide range of partners such as Natural England, the Forestry Commission and the Environment Agency.
Puffins added to the list of dwindling North Sea birdlife - June 4 
The European beaver will be reintroduced to Scotland for the first time in more than 400 years. Up to four beaver families to be released in Knapdale, Argyll, on a trial basis in spring 2009. May 25 place
Nationally important wetland to become a ‘wildlife highway, April 24 
Attenborough launches project to stem butterfly decline. March 13  Conservation initiative aimed at reversing 'silent natural disaster'
Decline in the condition of lowland heaths, January 21