Tagged: bird conservation

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The Problem with Plastic

Sometimes it seems as if there is no end to the damage that humans do to wildlife. Our tendency to litter the landscape is certainly as issue which needs to be addressed. The rubbish...

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The Caviar of Birds

Considered to be the ultimate delicacy or the caviar of birds in France, the Ortolan has been a controversial creature for more than two decades. In 1999 the Ortolan became a protected species but...

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How Many Bid Species are There in the World?

This is a harder question to answer than you might imagine. Until very recently it was believed that 95% of the world’s species had been identified and described. On this basis, it was felt...

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What is the Red List?

If you are interested in the conservation status of birds, you will doubtless have seen the red and amber lists mentioned. But what does it mean if a species has been placed on one...

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Puffin Island

Located off the coast of Anglesey, North Wales, Puffin Island is an important conservation area which is home to at least 10 species of seabird.

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Interesting Facts About Robins

The robin is one of Britain’s best loved birds. These chirpy little visitors to our gardens are always a welcome sight but it is easy to take them for granted. Here are some facts...

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More British Birds Now Endangered

The latest State of the UK’s Birds report lists 67 species as being on the “red list”. This means that no less than 15 species have been added to the list since the last...