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Globally Endangered Butterfly Needs Your Help As Numbers Fall

One of the UK’s rarest butterflies – the Large Blue – has declined this summer at its Somerset stronghold, Butterfly Conservation has revealed. Continue reading

Governments still behind on commitments to avert biodiversity crisis

Despite increasing recognition of the biodiversity crisis and its impacts on human well-being, the scale of the government response is far from commensurate with the magnitude of the calamity, says IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, at the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 12), closing today in South Korea. Continue reading

Rarest swan suffers alarming crash in numbers, new figures reveal

The UK’s smallest and rarest swan has suffered an alarming crash in numbers, according to new figures released today by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT). Continue reading

UK Government has ‘the perfect opportunity to solve some of the biggest conservation problems facing the world’

Today [Monday 27 October], the UK Government has the perfect opportunity to solve some of the biggest conservation problems facing the world in one stroke, according to experts from wildlife charities the RSPB and WWT. Continue reading

First cross-border project launched to save rare bird of prey

An exciting new European Union-supported project aims to achieve a secure and sustainable future for one of our most threatened birds of prey: the hen harrier. Continue reading

Eurobirdwatch 2014 sees 2.5 million migrants in the air

On the weekend 4–5 October, over 23,000 people took part in the most exciting nature event of the autumn: the annual Eurobirdwatch. From Portugal to Kazakhstan, from Malta to Norway, BirdLife Partners invited people of all ages to discover and observe the fascinating migration of birds. Continue reading

Watch the honeymoon of Cory’s Shearwaters from The Azores as it happens

All of us have at some time wondered how a baby feels to be slowly discovering the world. Continue reading

Every pound must count in wildlife-friendly farming scheme, says RSPB

The RSPB has today called on Defra to make “every pound  count” in a new wildlife-friendly farm scheme as official figures released this
morning reveal another huge drop in the number of bird species, such as turtle dove, skylark and yellowhammer, reliant on farmed landscapes. Continue reading

Dredging up Trouble: Government urged to resist playing politics over winter flood measures

Potentially environmentally-damaging dredging must not be prioritized over other proven flood-prevention measures in this year’s Autumn Statement on 3 December 2014 is the warning to Government by Blueprint for Water.

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New report reveals scale of declines of UK migratory birds wintering in Africa

The migration of millions of birds across the face of the planet is one of nature’s greatest annual events. Every spring some species move in one direction, while every autumn those same species move in the opposite one, very often linking continents. Continue reading