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Reports identify where wildlife can survive in a changing climate

Natural England’s project with the University of Exeter helps to target conservation action. Continue reading

Record breeding season for rare wetland birds in Somerset

The bearded tit, one of the UK’s rarest and fussiest birds is on the increase at a Somerset nature reserve. Continue reading

IUCN summit delivers major commitments to save Earth’s most precious natural areas

The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, the once-in-a-decade global forum on protected areas, closes today with the release of The Promise of Sydney. Continue reading

Conservation report published: working together for a positive future

We work together for a positive future, is the message of the biennial WWT conservation report,published today. Continue reading

Global appetite for resources pushing new species to the brink

Fishing, logging, mining, agriculture and other activities to satisfy our growing appetite for resources are threatening the survival of the Pacific Bluefin Tuna, Chinese Pufferfish, American Eel and Chinese Cobra, while the destruction of habitat has caused the extinction of a Malaysian mollusc and the world’s largest known earwig, and threatens the survival of many other species – according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Continue reading

A Record-breaking Year for the Cirl Bunting Reintroduction Project

A project to bring the rare cirl bunting back to Cornwall is celebrating its best year to date. Continue reading

Lapwing numbers boosted by RSPB nature reserves

Conservationists are thrilled that lapwings, birds which have been disappearing from the UK, have had a successful 2014 breeding season in grassland habitats managed by the RSPB. Continue reading

Unique Kenyan forest at risk from oil and gas exploration

The largest remaining protected fragment of the East African Coastal forest– Arabuko-Sokoke Forest – is facing a new threat: seismic surveys for oil and gas. Continue reading

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise detained in Spain following oil protest

The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise was reecntly detained by Spanish authorities in the port of Arrecife, Lanzarote, following a peaceful protest by Greenpeace against oil drilling by Repsol, in the Canary Islands. Continue reading

Birdwatcher’s Diary App Now Available for Android

Birdwatcher’s Diary app from Stevens Creek Software is now available for Android phones and tablets just in time for the 2014 Christmas Bird Count. Continue reading