Posts Tagged: conservation

Talking point

Editorials // 01.05.2014

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By Mark Avery In response to Iain Robertson’s editorial in the March issue of BB, I contend that bird conservationists in the UK actually have a pretty good record of saving species,…

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UK nature is in trouble – that is the conclusion of a groundbreaking report published today by a coalition of leading conservation and research organisations. Scientists working side-by-side from 25 wildlife organisations…

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Take a look at these photos. You might be forgiven for not knowing they were taken in Iraq, a country where the news headlines are rarely happy ones. These are Iraqi kids,…

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Nigel Collar’s transcript of his Bernard Tucker lecture, which charts the development of taxonomy in ornithology and assesses how the current system serves conservationists, is a gripping read. He concludes that: Conservationists…

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Increases in human population and food consumption are likely to lead to greatly increased agricultural demand in coming decades. There has been a recent debate about what kind of farming can provide…

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As we reported last year (Brit. Birds 105: 551), there is currently an opportunity to add to the renowned Norfolk Wildlife Trust reserve of Cley Marshes. This option, to add 60 ha…

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Ken W. Smith and Elisabeth C. Charman Abstract The Lesser Spotted Woodpecker is in serious decline in Britain and in many other countries in northwest Europe. Here, we review the recent research…

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Chas Holt, Chris Hewson and Rob Fuller Abstract The Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos is currently on the UK’s Amber list of birds of conservation concern, but the recent population trend indicates that…

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Twelve Nature Improvement Areas (NIAs) have been set up with Government funding of £7.5m over three years to create wildlife havens, restore habitats and encourage local people to get involved with nature….

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Andrew J. Musgrove, Graham E. Austin, Richard D. Hearn, Chas A. Holt, David A. Stroud and Simon R. Wotton Abstract In total, over 12.5 million waterbirds occur in Britain in the winter….

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