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Red kite Milvus milvus, swooping in to feed on ground, Oxfordshire

Aberdeen red kites

Red kites were persecuted to extinction in Scotland and England in the 19th century.

Woodland Farmland Urban and suburban Red kite Aberdeen Aberdeenshire Scotland Ongoing Education Site protection
Aquatic warbler

Aquatic warbler LIFE project

Once widespread on fen mires and wet meadow, the aquatic warbler has disappeared from most of its former range.

Countries Poland Species protection
Green turtle Chelonia mydas, Adult nesting, Ascension Island

Ascension Island Ocean Sanctuary

Ascension is home to the second largest green turtle nesting site in the Atlantic.

Marine and intertidal Ascension Island Ongoing Centre for Conservation Science International species Marine Species protection
Grassland monitoring at Kinangop Plateau

Assisting wildlife conservation in Kenya

Famous for its spectacular wildlife and biodiversity – 61 species of birds are currently of global conservation concern.

Countries Kenya Countries Ongoing Advocacy Education Organisation development Research Site protection Species protection
Grey partridge in grass

Axholme and Idle farmland birds project

The Isle of Axholme and nearby River Idle washlands are home to nationally important numbers of farmland birds.

Farmland Wetland Corn bunting Curlew Grey partridge Lapwing Linnet Reed bunting Skylark Tree sparrow Turtle dove Yellow wagtail Yellowhammer Beckingham Marshes England Species protection Farming
Curlew Numenius arquata, flapping wings after bathing in shallow pool, Geltsdale RSPB reserve, Cumbria, England, May

Ayrshire farmland wader project

Part of the Wader Friendly Farming Initiative set up to encourage the uptake of management techniques to help waders.

Farmland Grassland Upland Wetland Scotland Species protection Farming
Lapwing Vanellus vanellus, amongst grass

Berwickshire arable wildlife project

The arable farmland in this picturesque corner of south-east Scotland supports a range of important wildlife.

Farmland Grassland Barn owl Corn bunting Grey partridge Kestrel Lapwing Linnet Reed bunting Skylark Tree sparrow Yellow wagtail Yellowhammer Scotland Advocacy Farming
Corn Bunting Recovery Project, Cornwall

Bettisfield farmland bird project

Corn buntings have declined by 89 per cent since 1970 across the UK.

Farmland Corn bunting Lapwing Tree sparrow Yellow wagtail Yellowhammer Wales Species protection
Starlings over Meida hide reedbeds, Mersehead RSPB reserve, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Biodiversity indicators

Biodiversity indicators are widely accepted to be an excellent way to report on general trends.

Woodland Farmland Grassland Heathland Marine and intertidal Upland Urban and suburban Wetland England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales Identifying problems International species Ongoing Research
Hen harrier Circus cyaneus, female in flight against blue sky, Geltsdale, Cumbria

Birds of prey in Bowland

The hen harrier population has fluctuated across Bowland since the 1980s, but has now become relatively stable.

Upland Hen harrier England Advocacy Education Site protection Species protection