Tag Archives: conservation

Brexit, Henry VIII, and a real threat to our environment

I’ve largely stayed off politics on the blog the past few months but today, a week after the Article 50 notification and the ‘triggering’ of Brexit, it seems timely to raise an ongoing threat to our natural world this poses.

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Monday Bird of the Week No.32 – Black-headed gull

Earlier this year we featured corvids, birds that are not everybody’s cup of tea. This week we are back championing the underdog with the raucous and increasingly numerous Black-headed Gull.

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UN World Wildlife Day – Listen to the young voices – and get them to vote!

UN World Wildlife Day is a relatively new thing, only ratified in 2013, so only now in its fourth year. But as theme, 2017 has picked “Listen to the young voices”, which is something well worth supporting.

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Scottish National Heritage and reforesting the Highlands

Recently Scottish National Heritage (SNH) have revealed a strategy for managing climate change, and part of it involves increasing forestry cover from 17% to 25%. It’s an excellent idea, that has met with some opposition.

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National Nest Box Week 14-21 February

Next week is National Nest Box Week, something the British Trust for Ornithology have been promoting for around twenty years now, and a simple way you can help wildlife.

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Gender stereotyping of interests – inspired by @BirdgirlUK and @LucyMcRobert1

Very little angers me as much as the attitude that “Interest X is not for Gender Y”. It may be “girls aren’t interested in birds”, or “boys aren’t interested in flowers”, or any of one million other variants. But it’s … Continue reading

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