Category Archives: Biodiversity

Save threatened birds by returning native trees

A revolutionary new conservation project aims to maintain island biodiversity by replanting native trees! Cebu is a beautiful island in the Philippines filled with strange and endemic species like the Cebu Flowerpecker. This bird was thought to have been extinct … Continue reading

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A vision for 2050: evidence-based conservation

Conservation is getting ever more attention – governments are realising that they need to act, scientists are learning more, and millions of people worldwide are part of conservation charities. In fact the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity is one … Continue reading

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The nightjar’s amazing gape on video

I’m pleased to have a link to our 1st video – it is ringing nightjars in Dorset, a beautiful adult and juvenile caught on 29th August 2010. The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) runs a network of over 2,500 trained … Continue reading

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Tiny seahorse caught in big oilspill

From Emma: The world’s smallest seahorse is now being threatened by the world’s largest accidental marine oil spill. The BP oil spill began with the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in April this year and led to the … Continue reading

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Bumblebee declines – why are some species harder hit?

The UK has 24 bumblebee species left, but we’ve already seen 2 extinctions. In Europe, intensive agriculture is thought to be the greatest cause of bumblebee declines, due to the loss of wildflowers and nesting sites. However, not all species … Continue reading

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Can any good come out of the Chernobyl disaster?

Almost everyone has at least heard about the Chernobyl disaster. On the 26th of April 1986, whilst testing was being carried out on reactor number 4 of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant at Chernobyl, a spike in power output caused … Continue reading

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