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The latest population model predicts that there could be as many as 275 breeding pairs of Common Cranes in the UK within 50 years…

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The dramatic decline of UK Common Nightingale populations – we have lost over 90% in the last 50 years – has led to the species being placed on the Birds of Conservation Concern Red List. A new survey gives new insight into this iconic bird…

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A White-tailed Eagle chick has successfully hatched in Orkney for the first time in over 140 years, RSPB Scotland has announced. One chick has been seen, but local RSPB Scotland staff believe that there may be two…

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As this year’s annual Corn Crake survey gets underway RSPB Scotland is concerned that the future of the species is far from assured. 2017’s survey revealed a drop in numbers with only 866 calling males recorded in Scotland…

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The extent and cost of wildlife being poisoned by spent lead ammunition is higher than previously thought, according to figures in a new report by an expert advisory panel…

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On the evening of 21st May, there’s a London meeting of the British Ornithologist’s Club at which Bard Stokke, a world expert on Cuckoo parasitism, will be speaking…

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– The UK Overseas Territory of South Georgia is officially declared free of rodents for the first time since humans arrived on the island over 200 years ago – Scottish-based charity the…

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BBRC is seeking a new voting member in 2018…

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The latest Breeding Bird Survey results show that Spotted Flycatchers and Willow Warblers are thriving north of the Scottish border, whilst struggling south of it. The latest report shows a 66% increase for Spotted Flycatcher during 2011–2016 and a 21% upturn for Willow Warbler in Scotland over the last 23 years. In England, both of these birds are in trouble…

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The Iberian Lynx – the rarest species of cat in the world – is now also one of European conservation’s greatest success stories, with numbers in the wild up more than five-fold in just 15 years…

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