Monday, 3 August 2015
Solar Boat trip
DATE FOR YOUR DIARYBIRDWATCHING TRIP ON THE SOLAR BOAT, CHICHESTER HARBOUR, WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 18TH More...
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
Failure to protect English wildlife
A government report released on 23 July has shown that much of England's wildlife is declining rapidly, despite a commitment by the government to protect and improve the natural environment.The England Natural Environment Indicators were developed to track the progress of the government's strategy for valuing nature in England, protecting and improving the natural environment, and boosting the green economy. The research demonstrates that this strategy is largely failing.Farmland birds have suffered the largest decrease, with the 19 breeding species assessed having declined by 56 per cent between 1970 and 2013. Numbers of breeding woodland birds have also fallen, by 28 per cent since 1970 to reach their lowest point in 2013. Butterfly numbers have also decreased, by 14 per cent in farmland and 48 per cent in woodland between 1990 and 2012. More...
Tuesday, 28 July 2015
Polar bears vs. Dolphins in Svalbard
The king of the Arctic has a wide range of different food sources. Due to the vastness of the area and its unforgiving climate, polar bears need a high energy-rich diet, mostly consisting of seals with their thick layer of blubber. But seals are not the only polar inhabitant with a delicious fat layer around them to protect them from the cold. Also other marine mammals, especially whales and dolphins rely on this form of insulation. But how should a polar bear hunt a purely aquatic animal? A group of Norwegian researchers coincidentally found an answer and some previously unknown behavior. More...
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