Bird Conservation - Page 4

  • Cats & Conservation: Some Reflections

    Following the publication of Cat Wars, a new book by American author Peter P. Marra, our feline friends have found themselves at the epicentre of a heated debate regarding their supposed ecological impact.

    By James Common on 22nd September 2016
  • Five conservation success stories from the UK

    It should be remembered that positive change is, in fact, possible. And that, when we put our minds to it, we have shown time and time again that it is possible to reverse negative trends in our wildlife populations. That through practical conservation work, changing attitudes and a healthy dose of optimism, we can make a difference. As such, and in dire need of a more upbeat topic, below I have included a list of five such success stories.

    By James Common on 14th September 2016
  • A Focus on Black Grouse Declines

    The historic decline of the Black Grouse is well documented. An all too familiar tale of human ignorance, inactivity and the resulting decline of an iconic species.

    By James Common on 9th August 2016
  • Spix’s Macaw Sighting

    The Spix’s macaw is a bird that was probably never very common. One was sighted in 2000 and then they were thought to be extinct in the wild until recently.

    By Alex Taylor on 25th July 2016
  • Are Magpies Responsible for Songbird Declines?

    Like most corvids, the Magpie is a figurehead for human/wildlife conflict in modern day Britain. A bird cherished by many yet actively maligned by others.

    By James Common on 7th July 2016
  • Eagle Owls in the UK – Native or Not?

    The Eagle Owl is never far from the headlines in recent times; welcomed by many, persecuted by some and virulently condemned by others – largely due to their tendency to predate raptor species, including those of conservation concern

    By James Common on 24th April 2016
  • Petition launched as farmers call for increased control of ravens

    This week saw the launch of a new petition, one aiming to have the Common Raven (Corvus corax) added to the general license – a move that would allow landowners to control (by lethal means) ravens in the same manner as other corvid species.

    By James Common on 11th April 2016