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Which wader, when and why?

WHICH WADER, WHEN AND WHY?

This is a quick summary of wader migration, for British and Irish birdwatchers.

Lesser Butterfly Orchid - Project Update

LESSER BUTTERFLY ORCHID - PROJECT UPDATE

The Lesser Butterfly Orchid is a stunning creamy-flowered species which has seen awful declines in the last 50 years hence why Plantlife...

 
 
 
Birdcrime 2018

BIRDCRIME 2018

Birds of prey should be free to soar, enriching our lives as well as our ecosystems. But sadly, despite being protected by law, many...

Soaking up the garden sounds of autumn 

SOAKING UP THE GARDEN SOUNDS OF AUTUMN 

Although I'm mad-keen about wildlife-friendly gardening, I also have an unbridled passion for birdsong, which at last found its chance...

 
 
 
Eyes on the skies: young birdwatchers take flight

EYES ON THE SKIES: YOUNG BIRDWATCHERS TAKE FLIGHT

More and more young people are feeling the thrill of fresh air, flashing wings and the sound of birdsong

Best practice guidelines to feeding garden birds

BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES TO FEEDING GARDEN BIRDS

The modern approach to garden bird feeding is to use a range of foods that support the specific nutritional requirements of a wide...

 
 
 
Famous dolphin secures a Guinness World Record

FAMOUS DOLPHIN SECURES A GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

A male Atlantic bottlenose dolphin named Fungie has secured his place in the record books as the longest lived ‘lone' dolphin, as he...

Belgium wolf: €30,000 reward offered after presumed death

BELGIUM WOLF: €30,000 REWARD OFFERED AFTER PRESUMED DEATH

Environmentalists are offering a €30,000 reward for information about the presumed death of a wolf in Belgium.

 
 
 
Assessing BTO impact

ASSESSING BTO IMPACT

BTO has a strong reputation for delivering quality science, but it is important that we continue to monitor our processes and identify...

New Nature Magazine September / October 2019 published

NEW NATURE MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2019 PUBLISHED

New Nature magazine Issue 27 New Nature is the only natural history magazine written, edited and produced entirely by young people:...

 
 
 

OCTOBER 2019 EDITION OF THE MAGPIE PUBLISHED

The latest issue of our society newsletter ‘The Magpie' can be viewed in the Publications section of the website or by clicking here...

Unlocking the science to reveal the state of nature

UNLOCKING THE SCIENCE TO REVEAL THE STATE OF NATURE

State of Nature 2019 is published this week, updating everything we know about the state of populations - in terms of numbers or distribution...

 
 
 
National Plant Monitoring Scheme Newsletter summer 2019

NATIONAL PLANT MONITORING SCHEME NEWSLETTER SUMMER 2019

Badger culling may increase spread of tuberculosis, say researchers

BADGER CULLING MAY INCREASE SPREAD OF TUBERCULOSIS, SAY RESEARCHERS

The Guardian logo Culls cause badgers to roam further, potentially worsening risk of disease in cattle

 
 
 
BTO Bird Migration Blog

BTO BIRD MIGRATION BLOG

It has to be said, for many of our common and scarce migrants September was a disappointing month with many species such as Redstart,...

Victims of Amazon fires include 500 jaguars

VICTIMS OF AMAZON FIRES INCLUDE 500 JAGUARS

A conservation charity has estimated that at least 500 jaguars are left homeless or deceased due to the devastating wildfires.

 
 
 
On the lookout for butterfly larvae

ON THE LOOKOUT FOR BUTTERFLY LARVAE

Adult butterflies and moths are increasingly scarce now that autumn has taken hold, but there are still plenty of caterpillars to spot....

Regulated wildlife trade in Macau doubles in a decade

REGULATED WILDLIFE TRADE IN MACAU DOUBLES IN A DECADE

A new report has revealed that imports into this hub of wildlife trade have risen alarmingly.

 
 
 
Future of corncrakes uncertain

FUTURE OF CORNCRAKES UNCERTAIN

A new survey has revealed that the corncrake population has decreased by over 30% in the last 5 years.

UK'S RAREST AMPHIBIAN GIVEN A HEAD START

The UK's rarest amphibian is taking a huge leap forward thanks to scientists behind a pioneering breeding programme. The pool frog...

 
 
 



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