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The River Thames at Runnymede

New report reveals the biggest threats to UK waterways 

We’re part of a new report with RSPB, Rivers Trust and others that has found that 88 per cent of people surveyed think our rivers, lakes and streams are national treasures and 87 per cent want more to be done to protect them. Find out more about the issues facing our waterways and the solutions for protecting them.

Charterhouse Heritage Park, Coventry

Four new blossom gardens announced 

Coventry is the latest city to confirm plans for a new blossom garden as part of our work with partners to create hundreds of blossom spaces in urban areas across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Newcastle, Nottingham and Plymouth have also confirmed their location and design ideas, funded in part by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Wellington Monument at sunset

Wellington Monument repaired after two-year project 

A memorial to the first Duke of Wellington, which stands high above the Somerset countryside is open to the public once more after a complex restoration project. £3.1m of repairs have restored the monument to a better condition than when first completed. At around 175 feet (53m) high, it is the tallest three-sided obelisk in the world.

A ranger fixing eroded paths on Catbells above Derwent Water in the Lake District

20 years of fixing the fells  

To mark the 20th anniversary of Fix the Fells, an organisation set up to protect the Lake District mountains, we are reflecting on what has been achieved, as well as the challenges ahead. Find out about vital work to repair damage caused by erosion, preserve the beauty of the landscape, protect wildlife and tackle the effects of climate change.

Oxburgh Hall scaffolding

Oxburgh Hall enables resident bats to return to their roosts 

New tiles being fitted onto the roof of Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk have been adapted to protect resident bats. The tiles were being fitted to the historic house as part of a £6m re-roofing project, however the black glaze on the tiles was too slippery for the bats. Experts carried out tests and found an innovative solution that's enabled the bats to safely roost on the roof.

Restoration work is being carried out across the Stonehenge landscape

How we're tackling the biodiversity crisis  

We're carrying out research at more than 100 woodland and meadow sites as part of work to reverse habitat loss and degradation caused by agriculture, climate change, development and pollution. Discover how we're working with partners to explore how ecosystems function and identify ways to better support nature’s recovery. 

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