Birds

Gannet bonanza on Yorkshire cliffs

A gannet bonanza has been confirmed on the towering cliffs of Yorkshire by research from the RSPB.

BBC

14 July 2017

Puffins of the Inner Hebrides – a photo essay

Photographer Murdo MacLeod travelled on a converted fishing boat to the Treshnish Isles and Staffa in the Inner Hebrides to admire puffin breeding colonies, where the birds nest in burrows on the e

07 July 2017

What Nottinghamshire’s bee-eaters tell us about conservation and big business

Exotic migrants to the UK have set up home in a quarry owned by a sand mining company – an industry that is destroying wildlife habitats worldwide

06 July 2017

World Heritage Committee Meets in Cracow: Hope for the Yellow Sea

The 41st session of the World Heritage Committee is taking place in Cracow, Poland from 2 to 12 July 2017. Like every year, the representatives from 21 States Parties to the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage will identify, based on nominations submitted by States Parties, cultural and natural properties that need to be protected and decide which of those will be added to the World Heritage List.

03 July 2017

Exotic and colourful – but should parakeets be culled, ask scientists

A four-year research project has found the flocks are a major threat to British birds, farms and vineyards

01 July 2017

Rare bee-eaters under 24-hour guard in East Leake quarry

Seven bee-eater birds rarely seen in the UK are under 24-hour guard at a quarry over fears any potential nests could be disturbed.

01 July 2017

Two International Treaties Join Forces to Address the Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Wild Birds

The illegal killing, taking and trade of birds (IKB) is still of great concern globally, as some bird populations continue declining rapidly. Political commitment is key to making progress in addressing this problem and international cooperation can help. This is the reason why CMS joined forces with the Bern Convention to convene a joint meeting in Sliema, Malta on 22 and 23 June.

30 June 2017

Wild ducks caught on camera snacking on small birds

Wild mallard ducks have been observed attacking and eating migratory birds.

BBC

30 June 2017

Tasmania trials artificial shy albatross nests to help seabird fight extinction

Conservationists say threatened seabird is vulnerable to the environmental effects of rising air temperatures and warming oceans caused by climate change

29 June 2017

Hen harrier plunges towards extinction in England

The hen harrier, an iconic bird of prey, is heading towards the brink of extinction in England, new figures suggest.

28 June 2017