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A blog about curlews, shelduck and a prosperous Scotland
Hello from a very sunny and warm Skinflats (I have worked in this office for nine months now and that is the first time I have been able to say that!). The good weather means it is the perfect time to get out and about, and what better way to spend a morning than experiencing some of the fantastic wildlife...
31 May 2013
The Inner Forth Landscape what now? Let me explain.....
Hello from a very sunny (for the moment) Skinflats nature reserve. We have a bit of a treat today, it's the first Futurescapes guest blog! This has been written by Kate Fuller of the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative, a project which is delivering parts of the Inner Forth Futurescape, plus a lot more...
29 Apr 2013
General concern over major infrastructure
Stepping up to win for our best wildlife sites has never been easy – I’m lucky to work with colleagues across the UK who are brilliant at it and – modesty not withstanding – we have a great record of protecting our best wildlife sites from damage; this blog is full of their stories...
5 Dec 2012
Winning hearts and minds on the Ribble Estuary
The Ribble Estuary holds a special place in the history of nature conservation. In the late 1970s the whole estuary and its teaming flocks of birds was under real and imminent threat of development and more or less total loss. This was at a time when the conservation movement was small and losing more...
4 Oct 2012
A Day of Rabbit Fence Pulling
The tale of our responsibletravel.com volunteering day..... The day before our venture into the jungle wildness of the High Weald our MD announced with glee that at 4pm the next day we would see the sun.... But not the rest of the day..... However, Thursday morning was sunny and with a packed lunch...
24 Jul 2012
Portugal's Salgados – more grief and illegal activity in a sad and frustrating saga
This just in from José Tavares who is RSPB's international partner development officer for Portugal - as you can guess from the headline, there's a step he is asking you to take - here's the link (it's also at the bottom of the post). Perhaps Salgados is somewhere you have visited...
4 Jul 2012
15 million hectares of globally important sites now better protected in Kazakhstan
(Posted on behalf of Geoff Welch) Kazakhstan does 'big' really, really well! In the UK we are not used to the vastness of space that is Kazakhstan. The world's largest landlocked country has almost 15 million hectares of Important Bird Areas (IBAs). If you tried to fit the RSPB's nature...
26 Mar 2012
Up the Nene Valley!
The river Nene goes through a transformation as it flows from the English Midlands to the East ... refer to the ‘Neen’ in Northamptonshire and you will raise eyebrows – you are in river ‘Nen’ territory! The water carried from the heart of England towards the sea used...
5 Jan 2012
Good plan, welcome decision
Great day at work – as we got the news that a proposed housing development in South Ascot has been rejected following a public inquiry. This is an excellent outcome for the team that mustered our input to the public inquiry in concert with local people, Natural England and the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire...
4 Oct 2011
Saving Special Places – Two Years On
This blog has just turned two! Some 330 posts later and what have been the big themes? I had a look at the same question a year ago – and here’s how the top ten topics have changed Dungeness – holds on to top spot with 53 posts Special Protection Areas – up one place...
15 Sep 2011
Kittiwakes at Bempton Cliffs
5 Aug 2010
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