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Great news for migratory birds as two historic global agreements are reached to help save them

10 November 2014

The Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) has agreed a set of guidelines to tackle causes of poisoning and ratified a groundbreaking Action Plan to save more than 400 bird species.

Male turtle dove singing

As Monty mania sweeps the nation, the UK remains number one for Penguins

7 November 2014

UK is the world’s number one penguin nation, with more penguins under the nation’s jurisdiction than any other county on earth

King penguins

Study reveals startling decline in European birds

3 November 2014

Populations of common bird species have declined in Europe in the past 30 years, but some rarer birds have increased in numbers, say the University of Exeter, the RSPB and the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (PECBMS).

Marsh harrier gliding over reedbed

UK Government has ‘the perfect opportunity to solve some of the biggest conservation problems facing the world’, say two leading wildlife charities

27 October 2014

Today [Monday 27 October], the UK Government has ‘the perfect opportunity to solve some of the biggest conservation problems facing the world in one stroke’, according to experts from wildlife charities the RSPB and WWT.

Red kite in flight

Conviction for English egg collector who ‘exported’ crimes to Bulgaria

22 October 2014

English egg collector who 'exported' crime to Bulgaria convicted

Bulgaria seized eggs

Number of vultures deaths per meal reduced by two thirds since deadly drug ban, says new study

13 October 2014

The number of vultures dying from diclofenac contamination in India has reduced by more than two thirds between 2005 and 2009, according to a study published today in an issue of the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (B) on the risk and impacts of pharmaceuticals in the environment.

Indian white-backed vulture

More effort needed to save nature say scientists

3 October 2014

Nature is in crisis, and a new study is urging Governments to redouble efforts to save it

Lowland agile gibbon

Pesticide analysis underlines need for more sustainable farming

24 June 2014

A new analysis shows so-called neonic pesticides are causing significant damage to a range of beneficial insects

Moss carder bee on red clover

New study shows vulture-killing drug kills eagles too

27 May 2014

Veterinary diclofenac is now ‘a global problem’ threatening a host of already vulnerable birds of prey

Oriental white-backed vulture in flight

Pioneering wildlife audit reveals 1500 exclusively ‘British’ species overseas

20 May 2014

A new report reveals the unique and threatened species of the UK's overseas wildlife

Spiky yellow woodlouse (Pseudolaureola atlantica)

Soaring hopes for threatened albatrosses as Prince Charles hears of global conservation success

13 May 2014

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, will hear of the success of a collaboration that is saving the lives of 99 per cent of the globally-threatened albatrosses which would otherwise have accidentally perished in a single South African fishery

Black browed albatross

Government avoiding responsibility toward nine out of ten British threatened wildlife species

16 January 2014

The UK's overseas territories are jewels of threatened wildlife: so why isn't the UK Government doing more to protect them?

St Helena plover at nest