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The movement that led to the formation of the Wildlife Trusts was 100 years old yesterday.

Banker and naturalist Charles Rothschild bought Woodwalton Fen in Camridgeshire in 1910 his ideas and values helped move the focus from saving species to protecting the habitats in which they live.

On the 16th May 1912, he held a meeting in London that would form the Society for the Promotion of Nature Reserves which later became the Wildlife Trusts.

Stephanie Hilborne, the chief executive of the Wildlife Trusts, describes Charles Rothschild as a hugely significant figure in conservation He was ambitious, he was visionary and if these sites had not been protected and others like them we would have nothing to build on to restore nature to some of its former glory.

Today there are 47 Wildlife Trusts across the UK and the trust has a membership of more than 800,000.

If you love wildlife then a Canal Boat Holiday is the perfect choice for you and is an excellent way of getting a little bit closer to nature.

All of us are familiar with the ducks and swans but imagine the excitement of spotting a heron, otter or water vole.

The canals are easily accessible and free to explore and they are the ideal destination for nature lovers.

As you gentle cruise along the canals on your Canal Boat Holiday you will get back to nature and have a chance to see the wildlife close up.

In fact as you are cruising the canals on your Canal Boat you will find that the wildlife comes to you.

Ducks and swans feed on the duckweeds that floats in the canal and the reeds growing at the edge provides food and shelter for damselflies and dragonflies.

Wild flowers are abundant on the canal banks and these attract a host of butterflies and insects.

At times it will be so peaceful that you will hear only the birdsong or buzz of the bumble bees.

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Moored at the canalside

Freedom to choose

The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
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