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8:00am Tuesday 23rd July 2013
10:39am Friday 19th July 2013
After months of deliberation, the judges for this year's RSPB Telegraph Nature of Farming Award have selected eight farmers from across the UK to go through to the final of this prestigious award. Now it's up to the public to decide who they think should come out on top.
9:06am Thursday 18th July 2013
1:01pm Friday 7th June 2013
12:22pm Tuesday 28th May 2013
OWEN PATERSON, the environment secretary, has told The Sunday Times he has drawn up plans for a big expansion of badger culling — including allowing farmers the freedom to shoot the animals — before the first two controversial trial culls have even begun.
12:02pm Thursday 23rd May 2013
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10:06am Friday 19th April 2013
6:00am Friday 29th March 2013
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5:00pm Saturday 23rd March 2013
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11:23am Thursday 21st February 2013
11:04am Tuesday 29th January 2013
The RSPB’s wildlife enquiries team has had an influx of calls reporting singing nightingales. But the wildlife charity is assuring callers that the birds are likely to be robins, which sing at night even during winter.
11:00am Wednesday 23rd January 2013
9:50am Tuesday 15th January 2013
Garden birds will need all the help they can get to survive, says charity With sub zero temperatures suddenly upon us, the RSPB is advising people to make sure their bird feeders and tables are full of high energy foods.
5:23pm Tuesday 8th January 2013
Bill Oddie’s Bird Food Recipes YouTube Channel has attracted many thousands of viewers since its launch and is fast becoming the go-to place for online bird feeding information from the iconic Naturalist and TV Broadcaster.
6:36pm Thursday 3rd January 2013
12:30pm Thursday 27th December 2012
One of the leading icons of Christmas, the wild grey partridge, recently described as one of our most rapidly declining farmland birds, is fighting back and showing an 81 per cent increase on land that is being specifically managed for this iconic species
5:00am Monday 17th December 2012
The RSPB has responded to proposals unveiled today for the protection of England’s coasts and seas. Martin Harper, Conservation Director, said: “The announcement by environment minister Richard Benyon is hugely disappointing.
6:00am Tuesday 11th December 2012
Forestry Commission Wales is urging landowners to reconsider applying for the Glastir woodland creation grant scheme if their land was not eligible when the scheme was first launched. Thanks to changes to the map that is used to assess applications to the grant scheme, planting trees may now be possible in some areas where it was previously not permitted.
10:25am Monday 10th December 2012
Farmers across the country will be relieved that a new national FWAG (Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group) Association was launched on Thursday 6th December at the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Allerton Project Farm in Leicestershire.
12:30pm Sunday 9th December 2012
As the cold weather sets in and people step up their feeding of garden birds, the RSPB is warning about hidden hazards in some bird food packaging and giving some tips on how best to look after our feathered friends this winter.
5:44pm Friday 7th December 2012
The new update of the UK Government’s report, issued today, into the state of the populations of wild birds – known as the wild bird indicators - http://www.defra.gov.uk/statistics/environment/biodiversity/wild-bird-populations-in-uk-1970-2010/ makes for alarming reading, as it shows those birds reliant on farmed landscapes have continued to fall in recent years.
6:44pm Sunday 25th November 2012
9:00am Friday 16th November 2012
6:00am Friday 16th November 2012
11:28am Monday 12th November 2012
There is currently a mass movement of bird species from Europe into Britain such as fieldfare, redwing, song thrush, bramblings as well as more familiar birds like chaffinch and robin, who are making their way to the UK this winter in the mistaken belief that the British countryside will provide richer pickings of berries and seeds than European wintering grounds.
6:36pm Wednesday 7th November 2012
A summit on the tree disease Chalara fraxinea, also known as ash dieback, has taken place in London this afternoon. The meeting, chaired by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson and attended by Government officials, tree experts and conservation NGOs, considered the findings of a nationwide survey carried out by Forestry Commission staff and agreed a course of action.
3:18pm Wednesday 7th November 2012
As the Government holds an emergency summit today to tackle the arrival and spread of ash dieback in the UK, the Woodland Trust publishes a three point plan to make clear its ongoing commitment to the issue of tree disease as a whole.
5:00am Saturday 3rd November 2012
5:33pm Friday 2nd November 2012
The RSPB is urging everyone to remember, remember wildlife this weekend, especially those planning homemade bonfires. The wildlife charity is asking anyone planning a bonfire or fireworks display in their garden to avoid doing it too close to nest boxes, trees or bushes.
5:30pm Wednesday 31st October 2012
The RSPB revives tribute to a national treasure The daughter of comedy legend Eric Morecambe officially opened a new hide built in memory of her father at the RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve in Silverdale last weekend.
6:00am Tuesday 30th October 2012
2:04pm Saturday 27th October 2012
An appalling combination of fog and winds around England’s coast this week have created terrible conditions for migrating birds, with some fishermen reporting to the RSPB the deaths of many exhausted and disorientated ‘garden’ birds plunging into the sea around their vessels.
1:06pm Thursday 25th October 2012
As we are now approaching the Autumn/Winter months can we please draw your attention to staying safe:- 1. We have experienced copper piping being taken from the outside of properties which run gas into your home for central heating. In some incidents these have literally been ripped off the walls.This can be extremely dangerous if the heating is turned on! Please check that nothing has been tampered with before use.
12:50pm Thursday 25th October 2012
7:00am Wednesday 24th October 2012
6:00pm Saturday 20th October 2012
5:00am Saturday 20th October 2012
As the leading Awarding Organisation in vocational education, City & Guilds NPTC is introducing a brand new suite of qualifications in Chainsaw and Related Operations, bringing the current provision in line with updated industry requirements.
12:00am Thursday 18th October 2012
The fourth edition of the Environmental Stewardship (ES) handbooks are now available on the Natural England website containing details of a suite of new options and updates aimed at increasing the environmental benefits and value for money of the schemes. Printed copies are expected to be available week commencing 22 October.
8:00am Monday 24th September 2012
For such diminutive birds weighing just over 300 grams, satellite-tracked woodcock have travelled epic distances up to 4,000 miles to their breeding grounds as far away as Krasnoyarsk in eastern Russia this year. Some will have raised chicks for the first time and now the 11 satellite-tagged woodcock, which are being followed avidly by birdwatchers across the globe, are making their record-breaking flights back to their over-wintering sites in Britain.
2:16pm Monday 17th September 2012
Rare dormice released in a Lincolnshire wood ten years ago are thriving, say wildlife experts. The Forestry Commission and volunteers monitoring nesting boxes in 340 hectare Chambers Farm Wood, near Wragby, report a healthy population is growing with 77 dormice found during surveys so far this summer.
11:11am Wednesday 29th August 2012
Defra has published the first of what it says will be a series of short public surveys designed to help it develop its response to the Independent Panel on Forestry's (IPF) report, published last month. The Woodland Trust is encouraging people to respond as soon as possible given that the survey, which marks the next step in the process of Government making decisions around the future of England's forests, woods and trees, does not have a deadline.
7:00am Monday 27th August 2012
I WAS recently contacted by a lady from the local fuchsia society. It’s amazing how many specialist groups there are in this world, surely if they meet every month they must eventually run out of things to talk about.
2:53pm Monday 20th August 2012
A restored open cast mine site is proving a massive hit with feathered friends as well as cyclists and walkers according to the latest survey results. Well over 100 different bird species have been recorded at Hicks Lodge, which is managed by the Forestry Commission in partnership with The National Forest, including many birds on the decline elsewhere.
11:45am Thursday 2nd August 2012
Boost your butterflies Much has been written about gardening for butterflies, and they are justifiably popular. But I still think there is much more to be done to help people really make a difference for them. And there's no better month to do so than August.
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