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European Commission takes Malta to court over illegal finch trapping

Posted: 13 Feb 2017
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) will hear the case initiated by the European Commission (EC) against Malta over finch trapping this Wednesday (15 February).

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RSPB: government must get tough on raptor killers

Posted: 12 Feb 2017
Illegal persecution of birds of prey is still happening all too regularly in the British countryside, according to a new RSPB report.

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Has Red-tailed Hawks’ migratory behaviour changed due to climate change?

Posted: 11 Feb 2017
'Citizen science' data has shown that the migratory behaviour of Red-tailed Hawk in North America has undergone shifts that may be tied to climate change.

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RSPCA rescue Starling trapped in a manhole

Posted: 10 Feb 2017
A Starling was freed by RSPCA officers after getting stuck in a manhole cover in Cumbria.

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DNA reveals past climate change effects on an American west coast gull species

Posted: 08 Feb 2017
A new study has used the DNA of Heermann’s Gulls to figure out how their population expanded in the Gulf of California during the Ice Age.

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RSPCA warns of dangers of netting to birds and wildlife

Posted: 07 Feb 2017
The RSPCA has urged people not to use netting to cover plants and ponds after a Mute Swan got tangled in a net covering a large pond in Cheshire.

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Solway Firth site secured for wildlife after public campaign

Posted: 06 Feb 2017
RSPB Scotland has announced that a critical site on the Solway Firth has been secured for nature, thanks to public generosity.

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'Fat bird of the barley' stabilises in North-East Scotland

Posted: 04 Feb 2017
The number of Corn Buntings has stabilised in Aberdeenshire and Moray, according to a Scottish Natural Heritage report just published.

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Steve Backshall backs Great British Spring Clean to save wildlife

Posted: 03 Feb 2017
Keep Britain Tidy has teamed up with TV presenter and conservationist Steve Backshall to draw awareness to The Great British Spring Clean, which takes place from 3-5 March.

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Deer increase linked to declines in US songbird populations

Posted: 02 Feb 2017
A new study has found that growing deer populations are having a negative impact on some forest-dwelling bird species in the eastern United States.

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