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Getting ready for COP26 

We're joining discussions on how to protect heritage and historic sites from the threat of climate change ahead of COP26. Our experts will be speaking at the Climate Resilience Heritage Summit, which is taking place on 27 October as part of COP Culture – a series of events focused on cultural heritage and the historic environment. Find out more about the event and our presence at COP26.

Photo Albums from the Lack and Wagstaff Collection

Historic image digitisation at Sutton Hoo 

Images from the archive at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, have been digitised in their entirety for the first time. Find out more about the digitisation work carried out on archive images taken at the time of the excavation of the Great Ship Burial by Mercie Lack and Barbara Wagstaff, and how you can explore them today. The images, captured in 1939, helped record this fascinating moment of discovery.

Artist Richard Woods' Forever House installation at Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire

Fountains Abbey installation highlights the threat of climate change 

To raise awareness of the growing threat that climate change poses to places in the UK, and to mark the conclusion of Great Big Green Week, we've teamed up with The Climate Coalition and artist, Richard Woods, to create a new installation at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal in Yorkshire. The piece – Forever Home – depicts an upturned house in a lake in the grounds of Fountains Abbey, which is one of 31 UNESCO World Heritage Sites already seeing the impact of climate change.

Aerial photo of the River Tamar

Bank breached in milestone moment for new wetland habitat 

A key milestone in the creation of a new intertidal habitat on the River Tamar in Cornwall has been reached with the 15 metre breach. It has allowed the tide to flood in and create a new habitat to help make the Tamar Estuary more resilient to climate change. The project is thanks to a £250,000 partnership project with the Environment Agency and supported by Natural England and Plymouth University.

Looking across the salt marsh and the River Blackwater from Northey Island

Our work to protect vital saltmarsh habitat  

We're working with partners to save Northey Island's vital saltmarsh habitat, which is under threat from rising sea levels caused by the climate crisis. Find out more about how we're using new conservation techniques to protect the largest single block of saltmarsh habitat in the Blackwater Estuary in Essex.

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