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  • Controversial German zoo accumulates rare parrots
    Controversial German zoo accumulates rare parrots

    A highly secretive organisation in Germany has amassed an extensive collection of the world’s rarest parrots. In a shocking exclusive, the Guardian recently exposed the story of the Association for the Conservation of Threatened Parrots (ACTP) which is located east of Berlin. Run by former nightclub manager Martin Guth, ACTP…

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  • Bird feeding has accelerated evolution
    Bird feeding has accelerated evolution

    Feeding garden birds has become one of the most popular pastimes in the UK. Scientists at British Trust for Ornithology and Exeter University have now revealed that our love of birds is really making a difference and in ways you might not have imagined. We are impacting avian behaviour and…

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  • Breeding birds remain in serious decline
    Breeding birds remain in serious decline

    The results of the 2018 Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) have been published and they are far from encouraging. In addition to the steady decline in bird numbers over recent decades, the memorable Beast from the East appears to have taken its toll on both resident and migrant birds.

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  • Changes to Licences for shooting pest bird species
    Changes to Licences for shooting pest bird species

    Changes to Licences for shooting pest bird species A storm of controversy has arisen over Natural England’s recent decision to revoke the general licence for shooting pest bird species. The move came as a big surprise and was announced 23 April 2019. Farmers were shocked to find that the three…

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  • Skyscrapers are killing millions of birds
    Skyscrapers are killing millions of birds

    This month brings with it the shocking news that skyscrapers in the US are killing at least 100 million birds every year. Scientists have been taking a closer look at the issue and believe that as many as one billion birds could perish each year following collisions with buildings. Following…

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