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Wildlife park development underway

Bristol Zoo will open the first part of its new wildlife park this summer.

The ambitious project will be called Wild Place and people will be able to walk around a recreation of a Madagascan village and African savannah, complete with a variety of animals.

This is only the first stage in a much larger project to develop the full 136 acre site close to Cribbs Causeway in South Gloucestershire.

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Nature improvement grant for North Devon

Northern Devon was chosen as one of the Government's 12 new flagship Nature Improvement Areas

From Barnstable reporter Seth Conway: "North Devon gets massive Nature Improvement grant to benefit wildlife and people alongside River Torridge".

The project will recreate and restore 1,000 hectares of priority habitat

"The money will help farmers to leave wildlife areas on field borders with rivers and to boost Pearl Mussels". Find our more about the Nature Improvement Areas.