UNESCO and Protecting Resting Grounds


Migratory Wild Birds Risk Losing Important Resting Grounds Thousands of British wild birds have been fitted with small metal rings so their migration routes can be tracked. Many of these birds have been discovered in the Doñana National Park, Spain. This is a magnificent wilderness area which provides an important resting ground for birds on […]

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Someone Killing Birds of Prey In Northern Ireland


Bids of Prey Targeted in Northern Ireland A shocking 44 birds of prey have been confirmed as having been shot, trapped or poisoned in Northern Ireland between 2009 and 2014. Unfortunately, these numbers may only be the tip of a very unpleasant iceberg as many such incidents may not have been discovered or reported. Some […]

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

African Grey Parrots – New Conservation


New Hope for African Grey Parrots Exotic birds are popular pets and it isn’t difficult to see why. These colourful and intelligent creatures are both beautiful and fascinating. Unfortunately, their popularity has made them valuable assets for unscrupulous traffickers who poach the birds from the wild. Many species are now vulnerable or even endangered due […]

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981


Wild Birds and the Law It is wonderful to welcome wild birds into your garden and to enjoy watching them feed from the seed that you provide. But if you love the birds then you must not be tempted to capture them and to keep them as pets, even if the species concerned are not […]

Sunday, September 18th, 2016