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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

Get Out For The Big Butterfly Count

Sir David Attenborough is calling on the public to become back garden wildlife detectives this summer by taking part in the world’s largest butterfly survey. Continue reading

RSPB Scotland asks crofters to “mind the corncrake”

RSPB Scotland is urging crofters across the Isles to consider the fate of the corncrake as the mowing season gets into full flow. Continue reading

RSPB: careless disposal of plastic bags puts marine birds at risk

RSPB Scotland has spoken out about the danger of plastic bags to Scotland’s wildlife after a visitor to the Western Isles photographed a rare red-throated diver with a plastic bag in its beak. The bird was seen on a loch in a remote part of North Uist. Continue reading

RSPB Scotland welcomes report exposing absence of golden eagles in southern Scotland

RSPB Scotland has welcomed the publication of a report by Scottish Natural Heritage exposing the absence of protected golden eagles from large tracts of suitable habitat in southern Scotland. Continue reading