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Shiants episode four: wild winter work begins
Welcome to the fourth installment of our work on the Shiant Isles Recovery Project from Thomas Churchyard. The project is an initiative to remove non-native black rats from the isles in order to provide safe breeding sites for Scotland’s globally important seabird colonies. It is part funded by...
30 Dec 2015
Shiants episode two: bird metropolis alive again!
Welcome to the second installment of our work on the Shiant Isles Recovery Project - an initiative to remove non-native black rats from the isles in order to provide safe breeding sites for Scotland’s globally important seabird colonies. The project is part funded by the EU LIFE+ programme and...
5 Nov 2015
A pyramid of grey granite rimmed with 70,000 gannets
Kat Jones, from RSPB Scotland, has this fantastic new blog about monitoring seabirds on one of our most spectacular and least accessible reserves. A pyramid of grey granite rimmed with 70,000 gannets Ailsa Craig is one of RSPB Scotland's most spectacular and least accessible reserves. Each...
3 Jul 2015
Marine Protection in Scotland
Allan Whyte, RSPB Scotland Marine Policy Officer, gives us an update on MPAs in Scotland. A Quick Update about Marine Protection in Scotland I’m really glad to say we have some positive news on Scotland’s marine environment. Some of the Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) that were designated...
19 Jun 2015
A peak inside life on the 'enchanted isles'
Research team members, Davide, Niall & Laura, have this fascinating new blog giving us an insight into the Shiant Isles Recovery Project so far - as well as their work, life and wildlife watching on the Shiants! A peak inside life on the ‘enchanted isles’ As hail, rain and strong...
18 Jun 2015
What to see in Scotland this month VI
Do you want to get out and see more of Scotland’s exciting wildlife? Let’s make June the time to do it! Here are some suggestions from us on what to look out for. What to see in Scotland this month VI If you’re a fan of outdoor swimming in Scotland even with our less than toasty...
5 Jun 2015
Where is the logic in wildlife crime sentencing?
On 11 th May, serial egg collector Matthew Gonshaw pled guilty to charges of taking 20 eggs of Manx shearwater, willow warbler and meadow pipit at Inverness Sherriff Court. Many of the clutches of eggs he has taken over the years were from nests in Scotland, and Sherriff Margaret Neilson decided to make...
15 May 2012
Counting seabirds: start at 1 and keep going
Ever wonder how the thousands of seabirds that visit our coasts each summer are counted? Doug Gilbert, Head of Reserves Ecology, gives us some insight. Counting seabirds: Start at 1 and keep going Counting seabirds – start at 1 and keep going! All very well but how do you keep track of numbers...
24 Aug 2012
Scotland and Seabirds
Our Seabird Policy Officer, Rory Crawford, discusses Scotland's seabirds and how you can help them. Scotland and Seabirds Scotland has many natural treasures, but there is one in particular I think we often overlook. It’s no surprise really – it happens all over the world –...
20 Feb 2012
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