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State of Nature 2016 – summary of the report
Guest blog by Dr Mark Eaton , Principal Conservation Scientist, RSPB Centre for Conservation Science and co-author of the State of Nature 2016 report. The State of Nature 2016 report brings together data and expertise from over 50 organisations, providing us with the clearest picture yet of how wildlife...
14 Sep 2016
Breeding Bird Survey results 2015
Guest blog by Dr Mark Eaton , Principal Conservation Scientist, RSPB Centre for Conservation Science The latest Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) report published today [7 July 2016] reveals changes in the breeding populations of 111 widespread bird species in the UK during the period 1994-2015. BBS is...
7 Jul 2016
Latest wild bird indicators
Guest blog by Dr Mark Eaton , Principal Conservation Scientist, RSPB Centre for Conservation Science. The annual Wild Bird Indicators for the UK and England, produced by the RSPB and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) under contract to Defra, were published yesterday (29 October 2015) in the...
30 Oct 2015
Scrubbing up for turtle doves
Continuing our look at the plight of the turtle dove this week, Jacqui Weir , Woodland Biodiversity Advisor, shares her experiences of taking part in vital research to help identify the causes of their decline - the first step in finding the solution to save our most threatened farmland bird. ...
9 Aug 2013
Climate challenges farmers – who mustn’t forget our farmland wildlife
Ellie Crane, RSPB Agriculture Policy Officer Peter Kendall, president of the National Farmers Union (NFU) has gone on record as saying that climate change is the biggest threat facing UK farming. He points out that though farmers may be able to adapt to gradual changes in temperature, extreme weather...
31 Jul 2013
Two Turtle Doves (the science behind the numbers)
Blogger: Adam Murray, Communications Officer TURTLE DOVE FACT FILE: Description: The gentle cat-like purr of the turtle dove is an evocative sound of summer, but has become increasingly rare following rapid and sustained population declines. The species is now included on the Red List of conservation...
4 Jan 2012
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