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New evidence of vanishing grasslands

The Wildlife Trusts call on Government to save remaining wildlife-rich grasslands and help farmers halt ‘catastrophic’ decline. Continue reading

One week left to give views on proposed extensions to Special Protection Area at Flamborough Head

The formal public consultation on plans to extend the protection given to seabirds at Flamborough Head to adjacent areas is coming to a close next week. Continue reading

Bad news for Europe’s bumblebees

Twenty four percent of European bumblebee species are threatened with extinction according to a recent study assessing the species group at the European level. Continue reading

First egg for new peregrine pair at Chichester Cathedral

The new female peregrine at Chichester Cathedral laid her first egg today. “We are delighted that the first egg has appeared,” said RSPB Date With Nature project officer Lauren Terry. Continue reading

Let’s hear it for gulls – ‘Parents of the Year’

Herring gulls take parenting very seriously – whether they are on an unpopulated coastal island or in a town or city. Defending their nest and their young is part of their DNA. Continue reading

BirdLife Partners join forces against illegal bird killing in the Mediterranean

For migratory birds, illegal killing is an additional threat to their already dangerous and challenging journey. Continue reading

Butterflies at massive risk from climate change

The latest report from the IPCC concludes that we are facing a big change in world’s climate that will have a huge impact on humans and wildlife alike. Continue reading

Rare Butterfly Defies Climate Change

A rare butterfly has defied climate change by changing both its habitat and diet, a study has revealed. Continue reading

Butterfly Fightback Begins

UK butterflies rallied last summer following their worst year on record but numbers were still below average, a study has revealed. Continue reading

What a difference a year makes; early nesting in 2014

Birds attempting to breed during the spring of 2013 were faced with freezing conditions as March temperatures plummeted way below the national average. The situation in 2014 couldn’t be more different and the birds’ responses, as monitored by British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) Nest Box Challenge volunteers, reflect this. Continue reading