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Water voles and otters responsible for recent flooding in the UK says new Government tasks force

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Leaked footage, allegedly recorded by the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, has emerged of a secret meeting of a secret new secret Anti-Flooding Task Force set up in secret by Prime Minister David Cameron. The footage appears to show members of

Vets call for halt to badger cull in open letter to English Nature

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English Nature’s decision to licence England’s badger cull has no scientific basis, says Iain McGill and 26 other distinguished vets in an  open letter to EN’s Chief Scientist. This Open Letter was sent to Natural England Chief Scientist Professor Tim Hill,

RSPB Press Release: RSPB Scotland appeal after rare raptor shot dead in south-west

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RSPB Scotland have today issued an appeal for information after post mortem results confirmed that a hen harrier found dead on a grouse moor in south-west Scotland in late April had been illegally shot. The young female harrier, named “Annie”

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

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

Birders Against Wildlife Crime set their sights on wildlife criminals.

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It is said that the United Kingdom is a nation of wildlife lovers.  It should then, come as no surprise that a new voluntary group is raising concerns about the lack of progress to eradicate wildlife crime in the UK