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Puffins on the Farne Islands, Northumberland
Geese coming in to roost on Blakeney Freshes

Capturing carbon 

Almost three quarters of the most important land in our care is vulnerable to climate change. Not only do these landscapes support wildlife they also store and capture carbon emissions. Find out what we're doing to protect them.

Winners of the Newton's Space Saplings with Tim Peake

New homes found for Newton’s Space Saplings 

Apple tree saplings grown from seeds of Isaac Newton's famous tree have found their final homes. The seeds spent six months on-board the International Space Station as part of British astronaut Tim Peake’s Principia mission. Now back on Earth, the saplings have been planted at locations across the UK, including at Woolsthorpe Manor, Isaac Newton's former home.

Tom the robot is being trialled at Wimpole in Cambridgeshire

Working with robots to transform farming 

Wimpole, an 18th-century farm in our care, is at the forefront of testing the latest robotic technology that could transform the way we farm in future. Discover how we're working with the Small Robot Company to tackle weeds, monitor crops and protect wildlife.

A close up over the shoulder of the Custodian looking at the 1588 Welsh Bible at Ty Mawr Wybrnant, Snowdonia

Hydro power helps protect the first Welsh Bible 

We’ve installed a new hydro-electric turbine at Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant, Conwy, to help protect its unique collection of over 200 Bibles threatened by damp. The books include a rare original copy of the first Welsh Bible, printed in 1588.

A seal pup on the Farne Islands

Seal pups spotted on the Farne Islands 

The first Atlantic grey seal pups of the season have been spotted on the Farne Islands, just off the Northumberland coast. This means our rangers can start this year's seal count to see if numbers are still on the increase, as has been the trend over the last five years. Globally, the Atlantic grey seal is very rare, so it's very important that we know how the population on the Farnes is faring.

Mullion Island

Rangers find remote bird haven littered with elastic bands 

Thousands of elastic bands have been collected from Mullion Island off the Cornish coast. Our rangers were confused at first but they now believe that the bands were picked up by great black-backed and herring gulls who mistook them for worms.

Fire fighters tackling the flames at Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire

Thank you for helping us restore Marsden Moor 

With your help we’ve been able to start repairing Marsden Moor, which was devastated by fires earlier this year. So far, we’ve raised over £100,000 to help reverse the damage to this precious peatland landscape. But there’s still more that needs to be done.

Heather growing alongside a coastal path looking out towards the sea at sunset

Standing up for nature 

As the UK government progresses new nature laws, we're calling for environmental measures to secure the future of our much-loved wildlife, parks and landscapes.

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