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Flew up at 10ft from 360 hide - Frampton Marsh - Frampton Marsh

RSPB Frampton Marsh offers the opportunity to explore the wildlife of the Wash, brought closer to you through the creation of reedbed, freshwater …

Birdwatching

Endangered garden birds continuing to decline in the UK, RSPB survey shows

House sparrow and starling numbers dropping at alarming rate, but prolonged winter brings new species to backyards<p>Starlings, house sparrows and other threatened garden birds have suffered a further decline in their numbers over the past year, new figures show.<p>The results from the RSPB's annual Big …

Illegal bird deaths in UK recorded in RSPB report

Uplands losing birds of prey as buzzards, sparrowhawks and peregrine falcons are shot dead or poisoned<p>Cases of the illegal persecution of British birds are continuing, according to the latest figures from the RSPB.<p>The Birdcrime report, published on Friday, shows there were 208 reports of the …

RSPB uses drone to keep watch on Britain's vulnerable birds

Conservation charity's remotely controlled device safeguards reintroduced species and monitors endangered breeds<p>Military technology used to hunt down insurgents in Afghanistan has been taken up by Britain's biggest nature conservation charity to safeguard some of the country's rarest birds.<p>The …

Get your garden buzzing with our free RHS Perfect for Pollinators plant list / RHS Gardening

Search our Find a plant database and look for the RHS Perfect for Pollinators symbol alongside plant details. You can also filter results to only …

Expert advice on attracting wildlife in gardens

Private gardens in Britain cover about 270,000 ha (667,000 acres) so their potential as havens for wildlife is considerable. They provide food, …

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MPs say UK government 'too slow' on marine conservation

<b>The development of conservation zones to protect the seas around the UK has been too slow, a group of MPs has said.</b><p>Last year, the government designated 27 marine conservation zones in the UK, while a further 37 zones could be designated by the end of 2015.<p>However, 127 areas are recommended for …

Monarch Butterfly's Reign Threatened by Milkweed Decline

Use of herbicides in the U.S. is causing a decline in plants essential for the golden icon.<p>Fewer monarch butterflies are crossing North America to winter in Mexico, and the biggest culprit seems to be the disappearance of milkweed in the United States. The trend is particularly troubling because …

Biodiversity

Harper unveils conservation plan for ecologically sensitive lands

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has unveiled a $252-million plan to strengthen the conservation and restoration of ecologically sensitive land and waters throughout Canada.<p>The National Conservation Plan, a commitment made in the 2013 Speech from the Throne, will invest money over five years to …

Conservation

'No ecological reason' against reintroducing wolves

<b>A landscape conservation charity has said there was "no ecological reason" why wolves could not be reintroduced to Scotland.</b><p>In the latest edition of its journal, the John Muir Trust (JMT) said the animal had been demonised in the UK.<p>It has raised the issue of bringing back the wolf as part of a …

A Moss From King Arthur’s Court and the New Science of Resurrection Ecology

Over the past year, I’ve been writing a lot about scientists bringing back life from the distant past–including viruses, water fleas, and–theoretically–mammoths. For my “Matter” column this week in the <i>New York Times</i>, I report on another revival: moss that has started growing after spending 1500 …

Ecology

The threat to chalk streams, our unique contribution to global ecology

They are an irreplaceable relic of our past, but over-abstraction and abuse is placing these unique rivers at risk<p>For a garden water feature, most people make do with a fish pond. The well-to-do might run to a decorative fountain. Not Victoria Harrison. Rolling in and out beneath the floor of her …

What Ecologists Are Most Worried About Right Now: 5 Emerging Trends in Climate Change Ecology

When scientists publish an analysis of the impacts of climate change on species, ecosystems and people, the language used can sound terribly distant and cold. In truth, the tone of these studies reflects the tone of science but not the feelings of scientists.<p>Ecologists studying the impacts of …

Competition for ecological niches limits evolution of new species

A recently published study finds that competition for ecological niches limits the evolution of new species. Further, this study finds that speciation rate slows or even stops as available ecological niches fill up.<p>Why are there so many more species in some regions than in others? According to a …

Earth sliding into ‘ecological debt’ earlier and earlier, campaigners warn

World has already exhausted a year’s supply of natural resources in less than eight months, Global Footprint Network says<p>Humans have used up the natural resources the world can supply in a year in less than eight months, campaigners have warned.<p>The world has now reached “Earth overshoot day”, the …

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