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Top 10...garden wildlife

Katie Fuller

28th June, 2011

From hedgehogs to house sparrows, British gardens are havens for native fauna. The RSPB’s Katie Fuller rounds up her favourites more...
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Super nature: creating a wildlife garden

Hazel Sillver

22nd March, 2011

From birds to dragonflies and butterflies to bees, Hazel Sillver explains how to turn your garden into a haven for wildlife more...

Help save Britain’s birds

The Ecologist

25th February, 2011

From buying a nest box to keeping Mr Bigglesworth under control; there are plenty of ways in which you can help the UK’s bird population more...
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Controversial pesticides linked to 'total ecological collapse' of insects and birds

Dearbhla Crosse and Tom Levitt

16th November, 2010

Widespread use of insecticides affecting bee populations but also causing decline in numbers of birds, butterflies and moths, warns Dutch toxicologist
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A wildlife-friendly garden - ponds, baths and natural pest control

Andy Hamilton

20th August, 2010

Making a garden attractive to winged wildlife means more than just leaving out food during the winter months - here are some top tips on gardening beyond veg! more...
Migrating birds

Urban green spaces a ‘lifeline’ for migrating birds

Ecologist

2nd June, 2010

Study points to the importance of maintaining green spaces in high-density towns and cities as migrating birds look to stop for food more...
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Pierre Mineau: let's get rid of the pesticides that are killing birds

Laura Sevier

17th December, 2009

Canadian scientist Dr Pierre Mineau talks about the ongoing struggle to protect birds from pesticides that 'don't belong in this millennium' more...
The Crimson Wing

The Crimson Wing movie: how beauty can help save the world

Laura Sevier

24th September, 2009

A pioneering Disney nature film has become a powerful tool to protect threatened flamingos on Tanzania's Lake Natron more...
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Overfishing sends Cape gannet ecosystem haywire

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Cape gannet chicks are facing starvation as a result of overfishing of sardines and anchovies off the coast of southern Africa, as well as an increase in predation by other species affected by the food shortage more...
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10 things you didn't know about bird flu

Dr Michael Greger

4th February, 2009

A dose of flu in winter is as inevitable as a broken boiler – and usually as harmless. But as public health expert Dr Michael Greger explains, intensive farming of animals around the globe may mean we are hatching out an influenza timebomb more...
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EU wild-parrot scandal

Tony Juniper

3rd January, 2009

A decade and a half after conservationists wrung from the European Parliament a commitment to end the trade, the EU remains the largest importer of parrots in the world. more...
Bolgs and Comments

Who Was Killed By Cock Robin?

Malcolm Tait

25th November, 2008

Across, the pond, the news that one of the US's most iconic birds might be helping to spread the West Nile virus is about as welcome as suggesting Jesus was a communist more...

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Wild birds blamed for deadly disease

News

16th November, 2007

Bird conservation groups have reacted strongly to suggestions that wild birds may be responsible for the latest outbreak of avian influenza on a free-range poultry farm in Suffolk. more...
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Avian flu - the ecology of an epidemic

Pat Thomas

1st December, 2005

Bird flu has been raging through Asia for more than a decade. But it is only recently that most of us have started to pay attention to the story. Pat Thomas seperates fact from fiction and asks whether this is a random act of nature or yet another man-made disaster. more...
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Many Happy Returns

Bridget Nicholls

21st November, 2005

If you go down to Barnes today you're in for a big surprise. The sterile concrete of a former reservoir has been turned into a world renowned haven for birds and wildlife. Bridget Nicholls wises a happy fifth birthday to the London Wetland Centre more...
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BACK FROM THE DEAD

Malcolm Tait

1st July, 2005

Vast and enduring, nature defies our
attempts to put it in a box
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Defra's overstretched marine budget would be cut under Tories

Malcolm Tait

1st September, 2004

The seabirds of Shetland and Orkney are in ‘deep trouble’, according to the RSPB. Could this be the first real indicator that our lives are about to change quickly and dramatically as a result of climate change? more...
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Ecologist questionnaire: how much do you know about where you live?

The Ecologist

1st May, 2004

‘If we could think locally, we would take far better care of things than we do now. The right local questions and answers will be the right global ones. The Amish question, "What will this do for our community?" tends toward the right answer for the world.’ Wendell Berry more...

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