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Rehabilitating disused old mines into havens of nature

Fri, 02/10/2015 - 16:50

The TESSA toolkit analyses benefits of different land uses to nature and the local community so decision-makers can pick the best one. It's being used to promote turning disused EU quarries into public parks and nature reserves.

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Wallasea Island Wild Coast project - Photo © Ben Hall / RSPB images

First stage completed of world-class project to help combat climate change

Fri, 11/09/2015 - 02:00

The European Commission and British Government are officially opening Jubilee Marsh on 11 September, marking the completion of the first phase of the RSPB (BirdLife’s UK Partner) Wallasea Island Wild Coast project.

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Swifts. Photo: Shaun Hurrell

Special first moments captured on video when second swift returns from migration

Sat, 23/05/2015 - 15:57

How would you behave when reunited with a loved one after spending 9 months apart (and after spending 9 months without sitting down)?

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Stornoway sing with their senses in tune with the natural world

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 15:26

Brian Briggs from Stornoway talks about how the sights and sounds of the natural world have inspired the making of their new album "Bonxie".

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Breathing New Life into a Quarry

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 15:32

Perhaps when you were a teenager you've snuck into an old quarry to take a quick dip to cool off on a hot summer day?

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New report reveals scale of declines of UK migratory birds wintering in Africa

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 15:53

The migration of millions of birds across the face of the planet is one of nature’s greatest annual events.

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Birdfair big weekend helping to protect our oceans

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 05:00

This year’s British Birdwatching Fair, the world’s largest event for nature, is raising funds to help BirdLife International to protect the world’s seas and oceans.

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The RSPB has been doing research for half a century (Andy Hay; rspb-images.com)

The science of saving nature

Wed, 26/02/2014 - 14:30

BirdLife’s UK Partner, the RSPB, is launching a new initiative, the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science dedicated to discovering solutions to 21st century conservation problems, reinforcing the BirdLife Partnership as a world leader in conservation.

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Albatrosses and sea turtles are caught as bycatch on fishing vessels on the high seas

BirdLife lends expertise to make high seas tuna fisheries sustainable

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 12:52

The BirdLife Partnership will be contributing its unrivalled experience in reducing seabird bycatch to a five-year project to improve sustainability and biodiversity conservation in tuna fisheries operating on the high seas.

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CEMEX quarry in Spain sets example for biodiversity action. Photo: Jonathan Rodriguez

Business partnership wins industry recognition

Wed, 11/12/2013 - 11:59

BirdLife and CEMEX’s actions to protect and enhance biodiversity are outstanding examples for aggregates industry

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Britain’s nature networks provide hope for birds threatened by climate change

Tue, 10/12/2013 - 13:00

New research provides strong evidence that internationally important British bird populations are being affected by climate change, which will threaten their long-term conservation status.

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How connected to nature are you?

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 16:17

Jumping into big messy piles of yellow-orange leaves. Climbing trees with spongy moss-covered bark. Discovering insects under logs. Splashing in puddles. Listening to birds singing and swooping overhead.

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From the sands of the Sahara to the sands of CEMEX quarries

Wed, 10/04/2013 - 16:54

Sand Martins make an amazing journey every winter from the Sahara to the UK to breed in piles of sand. This year, every CEMEX UK quarry will be creating the sheer banks of sand that Sand Martins love to make their homes in, as part of the CEMEX-BirdLife International partnership.

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Cambridge Conservation Initiative to create conservation campus to help transform understanding and conservation of biodiversity

Tue, 02/04/2013 - 17:37

The launch of the Cambridge Conservation Campus , which will become the hub for the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI), was marked by a lecture by Sir David Attenborough.

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Producing biofuels without increasing greenhouse gas emissions

Tue, 19/03/2013 - 10:11

A recent report about the Dutch biofuels market, compiled by research institute CE Delft, reveals that the environmental performance of biofuels sold on the Dutch market could be significantly improved by shifting to biofuels that produce low levels of CO2 emissions.

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Demonstrating ecosystem service values in Africa

Tue, 08/01/2013 - 09:58

A new project will train African conservationists to conduct ecosystem services assessments and use the results to promote better policy decisions and build institutional capacity

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The UK has lost 44 million birds since 1966

Tue, 18/12/2012 - 15:16

The UK has lost more than 44 million breeding birds in less than half a century, including an average of 50 house sparrows every hour, according to the State of the UK's Birds 2012 report.

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Swifts make home at BirdLife

Wed, 13/06/2012 - 09:54

Swifts have set up home in nest boxes at BirdLife's Headquarters in Cambridge, UK.

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