Wildlife trusts seeking £30,000 to ‘kick start’ initiatives

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Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is asking members and supporters to help raise £30,000 so they can continue their watery work across the county.

Pollution, pesticides and habitat loss have caused crashes in the populations of important river species across the UK, however, Derbyshire is still a stronghold for water voles - signs of otters have been found throughout the county and in 2014 salmon were filmed leaping in county rivers. The money is needed to ‘kick start a number of initiatives’, according to Jane Proctor, the trust’s head of business development.