Researchers have been looking at the behaviour of great tits to assess how they are adapting to life in urban areas. Scientists at the Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) believe that birds do adjust their behaviour depending on their habitat and the amount of human interference they are exposed to.
The construction of a proposed nuclear power plant on the Welsh island of Anglesey has been delayed so that the impact of the project on protected species of seabirds can be assessed. Conservation groups have raised concerns over the Wylfa project which had been given the green light by the UK’s nuclear regulator in December.
A new study has revealed that a shocking one out of eight birds in the world is now under threat of extinction in what is understood as a fully fledged biodiversity crisis. Bird species that were once considered common such as the puffin and the snowy owl are now under threat thanks to factors such […]
According to new research, the warmer springs which are arriving earlier than before in the UK is causing birds to go hungry. As caterpillar numbers spike too early due to the slightly higher heat that comes weeks before it usually should means that by the time many bird eggs have hatched, there is no longer […]
We have written about wind turbines at great length on this blog and it is an issue which stubbornly refuses to go away! The need for renewable energy has seen a huge increase in the number of the turbines being erected around our shores. This has angered conservationists who believe that these structures are often […]