Bird Conservation - Page 5

  • Are Deer a Factor in Woodland Bird Declines?

    Deer are a popular topic of conversation in the UK at present with many sources claiming that recent population increases are having a detrimental effect on our woodland ecosystems.

    By James Common on 18th March 2016
  • ‘Alalā Genome Sequenced

    The announcement marks the beginning of what is hoped to be a good year for the ‘Alalā, as conservationists are planning to reintroduce some birds from captivity into prepared habitat on Hawaii later in 2016

    By Alex Taylor on 10th February 2016
  • Population Decline of Antarctic Seabird

    Since 2005, the population of Giant Petrels has halved from over 5,800 nesting birds to around 2,600 in the South Orkney Islands.

    By Alex Taylor on 13th January 2016
  • Piping Plovers Losing Nesting Habitat

    Findings suggest that if drainage continues, there will be a continued decline in the breeding habitat for piping plovers at wetlands in the Great Plains.

    By Alex Taylor on 2nd December 2015
  • Petition Launched to Outlaw Lead Ammunition

    The notion of banning lead ammunition has sparked widespread condemnation from the sporting industry and an opposing petition launched to support the use of lead has now reached 17,000 signatures.

    By James Common on 30th November 2015
  • South African Birds Feel the Heat

    A study of the physiology of birds in the Western Cape in South Africa suggests that birds’ population decline in response to warming temperatures is more complex, and more serious, than previously thought.

    By Alex Taylor on 30th November 2015
  • Driven Grouse Shooting – Implications for Upland Birds

    The subject of driven grouse shooting is a controversial one. In current times the shooting fraternity finds itself besieged with calls for an all out ban on driven grouse shooting and barely a day passes with the topic not broached on social media.

    By James Common on 17th November 2015
  • Vanishing Vultures

    The six species have now been updated to either ‘endangered’ or ‘critically endangered’ status on the Red List.

    By Alex Taylor on 4th November 2015