Young Conservationists What a day! What a walk! An incredible day of solidarity, unity, friendship and peaceful purpose. My thoughts on my astonishing experience at the #PeoplesWalkForWildife It was life-changing … Continue reading Top Conservation Twitter Accounts to Follow in 2018 (Part 1)
In our day of countless online stores and independent sellers, it takes a lot for an organisation to set itself apart from the pack. Thus I do like it when a … Continue reading THE clothing company for conservationists
It was uplifting to learn that Black-tailed Godwits, the elegant wading birds at the heart of the outstanding Project Godwit initiative, have enjoyed a bumper breeding season in Southern England. … Continue reading Bumper breeding season for rare waders
A new study, conducted jointly by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the RSPB, has highlighted a catastrophic decline in Scotland’s Mountain Hare population. With numbers suspected to have … Continue reading Mountain Hares crash and burn in Scotland
This week, the depths of social media have been filled with grumblings of discontent aimed at the RSPB for their use of lethal control as a conservation tool on their … Continue reading RSPB criticised for protecting birds… fancy that?
Compassionate Conservation is proposed as a “growing international movement that seeks to build the welfare of individual animals into conservation practice. Achieved by promoting change, acceptance and education to reduce … Continue reading Compassionate Conservation or admirable ignorance?
This year, The British Hedgehog Preservation Society is once again running Hedgehog Awareness Week (HAW) between the 6th-12th May. Designed to raise awareness of the plight of Britain’s hedgehogs, the week aims to … Continue reading Happy Hedgehog Awareness Week
One of the UK’s most threatened reptiles has been given a boost with the introduction of 21 young sand lizards to the RSPB’s Farnham Heath reserve. With summer just around the corner, … Continue reading Rare reptiles given a second chance at RSPB reserve
Diseases among bird populations are on the increase and, as a growing number of households take to feeding their garden birds, researchers have claimed that bird feeders are contributing to … Continue reading Researchers warn that bird feeders could aid the spread of disease
The youth nature spotlight series is intended to give readers an insight into the lives, aspirations and motivations of the intrepid and inspirational young people doing great things for nature … Continue reading Youth Nature Spotlight: Josh Styles
Invented by conservationists in collaboration with commercial fishermen, a new device is helping longline fishing vessels to be safer for seabirds. What is longline fishing and how does it endanger … Continue reading Hookpod: the best conservation initiative you may not have heard of
The concept of island biogeography was first laid out by MacArther & Wilson (1967) in a book entitled ‘The Theory of Island Biogeography’. The concept was relatively simple in its … Continue reading The North-West Rare Plant Initiative, a guest blog by Joshua Styles
Given the state of the wider countryside and the impact of habitat loss, development and changes in land-use upon bird communities never has it been more important to take proper … Continue reading Catering for Garden Birds: A how-to guide
There is still time this weekend to take part in the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch – a fabulous (and fun) scheme which contributes greatly to the knowledge surrounding our … Continue reading RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch – My Results
Why not also check out my Top Conservation Twitter Accounts to Follow in 2018…. Thinking Country, by Ben Eagle Ben’s blog is fast becoming my go-to resource for unbiased, pragmatic … Continue reading Great nature blogs to follow in 2018 (Part 1)
I am late to the party on this one I am afraid, and there are already many excellent articles out there regarding the rollout of the Natural England sanctioned Hen … Continue reading We really must rethink the bonkers notion of Hen Harrier ‘brood management’