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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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The case of the missing Sparrowhawks

Posted: 28 Feb 2017
Sparrowhawks are most frequently seen in gardens during the autumn and winter months, but the BTO reports that they seem significantly fewer in number this year.

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New program to protect Asia's songbirds

Posted: 27 Feb 2017
Conservationists and researchers have devised a comprehensive strategy to protect Asia's songbirds from the impacts of excessive trapping for the cagebird trade.

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British Barn Owls struggle to adapt to modern life

Posted: 24 Feb 2017
A nest site survey indicates the factors that wiped out 70 per cent of Barn Owls in the 20th Century still impact the species today.

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