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Safeguards for Scottish sealife

Scottish Wildlife Trust is delighted that the Scottish Government has created 30 new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) aimed at safeguarding the most important habitats and species in Scotland’s seas. Continue reading

Online Toolkit Facilitates Improved Sustainability for Nature Reserves

An online toolkit designed to improve sustainability for bird and other nature reserves is now available at no cost, following a development process led by American Bird Conservancy (ABC). Continue reading

Great step forward for seabirds in Spain

Spanish landmark legislation increases 20-fold marine protected areas. Continue reading

One tenth of bird species flying under the conservation radar

More than 350 newly recognised bird species have been assessed by BirdLife International for the first time on behalf of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Continue reading

Lucky black-winged stilt chicks who hatched on Friday 13th fledge at Medmerry

Friday the 13th is supposed to be unlucky – but not for the three rare black-winged stilt chicks which hatched on that day in June at RSPB
Medmerry. They have beaten the odds and fledged successfully. Continue reading

LEGO don’t want you to see this

When a quarter of a million people from around the world speak up at the same time – it’s hard to ignore them. But that’s exactly what happened last week when Greenpeace asked LEGO to break their partnership with Arctic oil drillers Shell. Continue reading

Secretary Jewell Announces Conservation Success Story in Down-listing of Wood Stork

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is down-listing the wood stork from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), reflecting a highly successful conservation and recovery effort spanning three decades. Continue reading

Ireland’s Pygmy Shrew, one of the world’s smallest mammals, under threat from white-toothed invader

A new study published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE has highlighted the significant impacts of an invading species of shrew on the Pygmy Shrew, which is leading to the displacement and disappearance of the latter species. Continue reading

See stars during National Marine Week

Hollywood may have its ‘Walk of Fame’ but the real stars of the show this summer are to be spotted around the UK coast. Continue reading

WWT/Malagasy exchange to help world’s rarest bird

The man charged with daily care of the world’s rarest bird, the Madagascar pochard, is in the UK this month for intensive training with the world’s top aviculturists from WWT and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. Continue reading