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Heathland wildlife given a fighting chance
Talbot Heath is chunk of high quality habitat right in the heart of Poole – it’s part of the Dorset Heaths Special Protection Area so it’s special and that’s official. There’s been a lot of work by ourselves and many others to help heathland both in terms of recreating lost...
28 Sep 2010
Saving Special Places – one year on.
It’s the Saving Special Places blog’s first birthday. We’ve covered a lot of ground in the last year – both from the UK and further afield, from the Severn to the Serengeti. Last September Lydd and Hunterston were already prominent cases, one post was entitled ‘Lydd Airport...
6 Sep 2010
Saving Special Places catch up.
Here’s a post-summer holiday trot through developments on some of the stories we’ve been following. Dungeness . The purple heron family has taken to the wing and has now left the reserve. Time will tell if this was a one off event or if these elegant birds return next year. If they do...
3 Sep 2010
The RSPB calls for public inquiry over Talbot heath development threat
Dartford warblers are tough little birds - and they know what they like. For a Dartie a des res is a healthy heathland with an insect buffet set out under sheltered domes of gorse. In these havens they have the best chance of surviving the cold of winter (and Darties suffer in severe frosts) so that...
2 Jul 2010
Some good news from Greece
At this time of such dreadful news from Greece it’s great to be able to bring you some good news. Our friends at the Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS - the BirdLife International partner in Greece) are delighted that Greek Ministry of the Environment has designated 66 new Special Protection...
6 May 2010
Get ready for another three-letter acronym! MC Zed Sounds like the latest club sensation? Well no. MCZs are Marine Conservation Zones. They sound good don’t they? They should be, they are one of the key outcomes from all the lobbying we (and that more than likely includes you) put into...
19 Mar 2010
Special Places at Sea – consultation due to close soon
The the idea of protecting the best places for nature on land is a familiar and accepted way of doing conservation. The best of the best – our Natura 2000 site network – has been a success (there’s a long way to go to complete the network, but that’s another story). The requirement...
12 Feb 2010
The Importance of Protected Areas
I regularly bang on about how important our protected areas are. In particular, our Special Protection Areas and Special Areas of Conservation (together forming the European Natura 2000 network) are vital to efforts to safeguarded not just wildlife but also a range of services the natural world provides...
4 Feb 2010
What do we want? Option 4!
This year, 2010, was to have been the year when the decline in the biological diversity of the EU had been halted. The target won’t be met. But – 2010 is also the year in which Governments across the European Union and around the world will come together in Nagoya in Japan in October at...
22 Jan 2010
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