Posts From wildtalkadmin

The use of Netlon® mesh to reduce the risk of exposed Breathable Roofing Membranes (BRM) to roosting bats.

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The interaction between bats and Breathable Roofing Membranes (BRM) is becoming increasingly brought to the forefront of bat conservation; particularly as sustainable solutions to building maintenance and functionality are being sought and applied. A number of recent publications have highlighted

RSPB PRESS RELEASE: Trio of threatened breeding birds of prey vanish.

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Three nesting hen harriers have vanished in Lancashire in as many weeks, in unexplained circumstances. Lancashire Police and the RSPB are appealing for any information that could uncover the fate of these rare upland birds of prey. The RSPB is

Take part in the first ever National Water Vole Monitoring Programme!

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Once a familiar sight along our waterways, water voles have rapidly disappeared from much of the landscape, experiencing the most serious decline of any wild mammal over the last century. The shocking drop in numbers is due to the release

Is the use of tree climbing to identify bat roosts in trees the way forward?

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In this article, bat consultant Tim Buckland, from Babec Ecological Consultants, explores how tree climbing can be used alongside traditional survey techniques to identify the presence or likely absence of bat roosts in trees with greater confidence and efficiency. Identifying bat

Skydancer – What Next for Hen Harriers? Asks the RSPB.

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RSPB have launched a new film as part of their award winning Skydancer project which aims to raise awareness and promote the conservation of hen harriers in the north of England. The film was made for the RSPB by the Haltwhistle Film Project and highlights some of the

Slow down for badgers!

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Scottish Badgers, an independent Scottish charity, is urging motorists in Scotland to slow down for the sake of the badgers. Spring is on the way and wildlife all over the UK is looking forward warmer temperatures. Unfortunately late spring and early summer is also time

Gamekeeper found guilty of killing a rare bird.

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A gamekeeper has been jailed for four months after being found guilty of killing a rare bird of prey and setting traps illegally to capture others. George Mutch, 48, of Kildrummy, denied recklessly killing or injuring a goshawk and illegally

Join the Big Garden Bird Watch 24 -25 January 2015

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Bird populations are a great indicator of the health of the countryside. That’s why it’s so important to take part in surveys like Big Garden Birdwatch to keep an eye on the ups and downs of the wildlife where we

10 August 2014 marks the very first Hen Harrier Day to take place in the UK

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Today is the Glorious Twelfth. It signals the start of the shooting season for red grouse on grouse moors across the UK. However, not everyone is celebrating. Grouse moors are unique habitats that support a diverse range of flora and