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  • World’s rarest bird reintroduced to the wild
    World’s rarest bird reintroduced to the wild

    There are now a disturbing number of avian species on the brink of extinction. Once common birds are heading for disaster at an alarming rate and often slip into the danger zone unnoticed. For instance, it wasn’t so long ago that the Madagascan pochard duck could be seen across the…

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  • 10 amazing facts about birds
    10 amazing facts about birds

    There are roughly 10,000 species of birds in the world and it is estimated that a further 500 are yet to be discovered. Creatures of incredible diversity, birds are fascinating and beautiful in equal measure. They also boast a raft of surprising attributes and abilities. Here’s 10 amazing facts about…

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  • Are mobile phones killing birds?
    Are mobile phones killing birds?

    In May 2018, the EU-funded review body EKLIPSE conducted analysis of 97 studies. It concluded that radiation from mobile phone towers, WiFi and broadcast transmitters is a potential risk to insect and bird orientation. The magnetic orientation of birds, mammals and insects could be disrupted by electromagnetic magnetic fields (EMFs).

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  • Mauritius Kestrel saved by controversial conservationist
    Mauritius Kestrel saved by controversial conservationist

    Conservationist Carl Jones has probably rescued more species than anyone else, but you have probably never heard of him. His methods are controversial and so he is far from a celebrated figure. Perhaps he should be!

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  • Everything you need to know about Starlings
    Everything you need to know about Starlings

    Once abundant, the Starling has experienced significant decline and is now a red-listed bird of conservation concern. Undervalued as a garden visitor, perhaps because it lacks the colourful plumage of tits and finches and tends to display greed, the starling is nonetheless a fascinating bird which we should treasure. Thankfully,…

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