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 country’s wetlands. But agricultural and […]
From February 9th till the 18th 2018, the annual Big Farmland Bird Count will return. Similar to the RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch, which just took place at the end of January, the Big Farmland Bird Count is a citizen-based science survey, calling upon farmers, gamekeepers, or anyone who lives within farmland to take half […]
Many exotic avian species are seriously threatened. Extinction could be just around the corner unless something is done. In order to increase the number of individuals in the wild, birds are bred in captivity before being released. But how do you teach these birds what they should fear in the wild so they don’t become […]
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation organisation which works to save precious wetlands. It takes its wetland expertise around the world in an attempt to rescue endangered species from the edge of extinction. It investigates the causes of damage to the wetlands and protects and repairs these vital areas together with actually […]
This is a harder question to answer than you might imagine. Until very recently it was believed that 95% of the world’s species had been identified and described. On this basis, it was felt that there were somewhere between 9,000 and 10,000 different species across the globe. But the latest research suggests that this figure […]
Operated by the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds), Leighton Moss is the largest reed-bed in the North West of England. A truly amazing bird sanctuary, Leighton Moss makes for a very diverse wildlife habitat that provides a home for a wide variety of animals and invertebrates, not just birds.
This year more than half a million people across the UK took part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch. This survey gives an indication of how each species of bird is faring and so the results are always eagerly anticipated by nature lovers. The RSPB have now published this year’s results and they deliver good […]
I will never forget the first time that I saw a puffin. I had travelled to Alaska, primarily to see Grizzly bears. My holiday would not have been complete without an excursion to the glaciers and so I booked an 8 hour cruise in Glacier Bay National Park. I was keen to see more bears […]
Exotic birds and reptiles are fascinating creatures and many people across the globe love to keep and collect them. These animals have become valuable commodities as a result and so in spite of the laws in place to protect them, many species are being driven to the brink of extinction by the pet trade.
Rare Parrot threatened with Extinction You can utilise crowdfunding for anything these days and that includes a complex project to save a rare parrot from total extinction.