RSPB

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RSPB calls for emergency shooting ban during bird flu outbreak
Shoots cause stress for migratory species such as Svalbard barnacle goose, whose numbers are down 38%

Helena Horton

24, Jan, 2022 @3:08 PM

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England’s farmers to be paid to rewild land
Nature recovery schemes are part of post-Brexit subsidies overhaul, but eco campaigners are sceptical

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

06, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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You don’t need to travel long distances to spot birds, Britain’s twitchers urged
Young birdwatchers encourage enthusiasts to find species in their own patch, and to travel on foot or by bike

James Tapper

01, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Essex mega-prisons pose threat to rare wildlife, warn environmentalists
Government accused of reneging on environmental pledges with plan to build on old airfield near Braintree

Helena Horton

01, Dec, 2021 @10:41 AM

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Ian Wallace obituary
Evangelising ornithologist who once had the distinction of having seen more bird species in Britain than anyone else

Stephen Moss

16, Nov, 2021 @4:39 PM

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House sparrow population in Europe drops by 247m
New study reveals huge declines in once-common species amounting to loss of one in six birds since 1980

Patrick Barkham

16, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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A feather in their cap: RSPB’s victory that saved millions of birds
Beccy Speight, chief executive, explains why the 1921 Plumage Act was so crucial – and why the next decade will be more so

Robin McKie

27, Jun, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Song of the Reed: Swallowtail review – Mark Rylance and Sophie Okonedo shine in hyped eco drama
Recorded on a bird reserve in Norfolk, the first instalment of this new Radio 4 play sees its stars bring their A-game using sound alone

Mark Lawson

21, Jun, 2021 @1:45 PM

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Vanished hen harriers prompt RSPB call for local community vigils
Residents urged to help keep persecuted raptors safe after two males disappear from Geltsdale, Cumbria

Patrick Barkham

19, May, 2021 @5:02 PM

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Securing a swift return: how a simple brick can help migratory birds
Many swifts flying back to Britain will find their summer nests lost to building renovations. But bird bricks are offering them an alternative home

Sarah Gibson

18, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Rare European vultures being poisoned by livestock drug
Diclofenac was approved in Spain and Italy despite being banned in Asia after it had wiped out millions of birds

Robin McKie

11, Apr, 2021 @9:45 AM

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16 of Britain’s top 20 garden birds have declined in number, annual survey finds
RSPB’s 2021 Big Garden Birdwatch finds sparrow still most common species, while starlings, greenfinch and chaffinch struggle

Patrick Barkham

08, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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