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State of Nature and climate change
State of Nature , a scientific collaboration of 25 UK conservation organisations, saying that our species are in already trouble, my thoughts turned to consider how climate change might be part of that. Especially when this UK report follows a recent global study , suggesting that more than half of common...
24 May 2013
State of Nature in Scotland
State of Nature in Scotland Yesterday I participated in a ground breaking event. I hosted the launch of the Scottish end of the State of Nature report. This is a collaboration of expert bodies pooling data about wildlife species and diagnosing the problems they face. 25 organisations all deeply concerned...
23 May 2013
A new career in a new town
Brand new blog from RSPB Scotland Trainee Ecologist, David Freeman. Find out more about the fascinating Bryophytes found on our reserves! A New Career in a New Town Back in March, I was delighted to be offered the position of Trainee Ecologist based at RSPB Scotland's Edinburgh HQ. The role...
20 May 2013
Island living: searching for twite in the Hebrides
RSPB Scotland Research Assistant, Davide Scridel, is out searching for an elusive bird in the Outer Hebrides. Find out more about his experiences and check out his fantastic photos below! Island living: searching for twite in the Hebrides The subject of the 2013 Statutory Conservation Agency/RSPB...
17 May 2013
Family fun at Newton Rigg
It's Monday morning and I'm recovering from a fun, if slightly damp and muddy Sunday at Newton Rigg College's Countryside Day, near Penrith. There was plenty to see and do from all aspects of the countryside from den building to tractor rides, clay pigeon shooting to wildlife gardening, and...
13 May 2013
New Scottish initiative to record harriers
The Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime (PAW) Scotland , have launched the Heads up for Harriers scheme - their own version of the Hen Harrier Hotline - and are appealing for members of the public to send in their sightings of hen harriers across Scotland. They have said: As the Partnership...
3 May 2013
Countdown to the Scottish Birdfair
Scottish Birdfair team member, Stacey Maden, on preparing for the big day. Countdown to the Scottish Birdfair With just 1 month to go before the Scottish Birdfair, it’s all go in the office as we finalise plans for the big day. This year we are excited to welcome even more exhibitors...
12 Apr 2013
Spring has come unsprung at Geltsdale
Steve Garnet is the Moorland Warden at RSPB's Geltsdale reserve near the Cubria-Northumberland border, an area of prime hen harrier habitat. The last successful nest was in 2006, with persistently few hen harriers ever since, but who knows - could this be the year they make their return...? So...
3 Apr 2013
North Tynedale: Glad to be Back
Stephen Temperley returns to Skydancer this month, reprising his role coordinating the North Tynedale hen harrier nest protection project. As the breeding season gets underway in earnest, he has some positive early news... Greetings from the RSPB Species Protection Coordinator for Northumberland!...
15 Mar 2013
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