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WWT surveys artificial wetlands

Posted: 15 Mar 2017
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) is asking designers and managers of man-made wetlands to complete a short survey about the benefits of such schemes.

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Two new songbird species found together in remote Indonesia

Posted: 12 Mar 2017
Two previously undescribed bird species have been discovered in Indonesia's South Kalimantan province, on the island of Borneo.

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Slender chance of re-finding curlews

Posted: 11 Mar 2017
Slender-billed Curlew has been considered extinct since the turn of the century, but stable isotope analysis has revealed that conservationists may have been searching for breeding sites in the wrong places.

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Insect DNA helps assess habitat

Posted: 10 Mar 2017
With British wildlife struggling to survive, the RSPB and cement company CEMEX have collaborated on a new project to use insect DNA to test the condition of wildlife habitat in a quarry.

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Public support sought for Scottish peatland restoration bid

Posted: 09 Mar 2017
RSPB Scotland is asking for public support to secure to restore the Dyke plantation, near Forsinard, Sutherland, an important site in Scotland's unique Flow Country.

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Another cause of seabird deaths comes to the fore

Posted: 08 Mar 2017
Net entanglements have become a major problem for seabirds in South Africa, by the actions of 'side trawl' vessels.

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Island retreat saves declining bulbul

Posted: 07 Mar 2017
Trapping for the songbird trade has almost wiped out the Asian Straw-headed Bulbul, but a new study has discovered that the bird is thriving on a tiny Singaporean island.

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Birding is good for the soul

Posted: 05 Mar 2017
People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, according to new research.

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Women of conservation

Posted: 03 Mar 2017
Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March, the RSPB has highlighted women's roles in its work and profiled three inspiring females working for wildlife today.

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More than half of world's godwits and curlews face extinction

Posted: 02 Mar 2017
A ground-breaking study has revealed that habitat loss could lead to the extinction of some of the world's curlew and godwit species.

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