Wildlife Conservation

Tuberculosis vaccine development for cattle should be a priority says Rob Marris MP

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From his questions asked in parliament, Rob Marris MP has discovered that the development of a tuberculosis vaccine for cattle has been sacrificed in favour of a costly compensation scheme for farmers. Since 1998 the government has paid out an

“Last chance to take the lead!” says RSPB Species Policy Officer Jeff Knott

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Jeff Knott is RSPB Species Policy Officer based as the RSPB UK Headquarters in Sandy, Bedfordshire. In this blog, originally posted on the RSPB website on March 30 2016,  Jeff highlights the problems with lead shot and asks us all

Europe’s oldest forest is threatened by a beetle infestation. “Let nature take its course” says Forest Ecologist Lucinda Kirkpatrick

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Białowieża Forest in Poland represents the last European lowland natural forest and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In this article Lucinda Kirkpatrick, PhD Researcher in Forest Ecology at the University of Stirling, explains how its unique ecosystem and ecological processes

Environmentalists for Europe (E4E) launched today (February 3 2016)

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On Wednesday 3rd February 2016, a new group called Environmentalists for Europe (E4E) was launched at a meeting in the House of Lords supported by the European Movement. In the run-up to the EU referendum, E4E aims to work with a

On the trail of the Lunt Meadow shorties at Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s newest nature reserve

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Amateur wildlife photographer, Louise Hussey, goes in search of short-eared owls at Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s newest nature reserve. I’ve never seen a short-eared owl. Well, that’s not strictly true, I was once told by a birder of great experience that

Rhino Dog Squad – Meet the rhinos’ new best friends

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Made up of handler and dog teams, the Rhino Dog Squad plays a vital role in protecting rhinos across four wildlife conservancies in Kenya; Ol Jogi, Ol Pejeta, Lewa and Borana Conservancies. (Scoll down for film) The two breeds used

Hedgehog sightings in Staffordshire are providing valuable information

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Staffordshire’s leading nature conservation charity has received almost 130 records of hedgehog sightings since launching a campaign to raise awareness of their plight one month ago. In September, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust launched ‘The Last Hedgehog in Staffordshire?’ campaign which has

A night with the trolls on the Isle of Rum

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Jim Manthorpe is a wildlife cameraman and writer living on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands. Recent work a has included BBC Springwatch and Winterwatch and Highlands – Scotland’s Wild Heart (Maramedia for the BBC) due to air in 2016

There are only three days left for you to take action to protect Europe’s nature laws!

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The EU Nature Directives and the species and habitats they protect are under threat. Natura 2000 is a network of nature protection areas across the EU including over 800 sites in the UK such as the Cairngorms in Scotland, Meirionydd