Archive for the ‘RSPB’ Category
Nicholas Watts who runs the Vine House Farm up in Lincolnshire has been nurturing wildlife on his farms for over two decades and as a result of his conservation efforts has won the award of being the UK’s most nature friendly farmer.
Mr. Watts won the RSPB Telegraph Nature of Farming Award by inspiring voters and impressing judges with his efforts at increasing the numbers of species which are in decline. Mr. Watts firmly believes that both farming and conservation go hand in hand.
The RSPB’s Broadwater Warren nature reserve which is located just outside Tunbridge Wells has had yet another successful summer.
“Rare and threatened birds such as woodlark and tree pipit had their best year here for over a decade, and turtle doves, which are Britain’s most threatened bird, have been heard calling here all summer. Nightjar numbers are increasing, as are bees and butterflies; while a kingfisher and even a grass snake were seen using the Decoy Pond over the summer.” said reserve Warden, Tom Pinches.
For the first time in its history the RSPB has objected to proposals for fracking in the UK on the grounds that the drilling technique which is very controversial, will…
Disaster could be about to sweep Europe’s farmlands, after a deal was brokered that undermines those farmers who try to allow nature to nurture on their land. The RSPB are now calling on E.U. government officials to take a closer look at what they have agreed upon with the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), as it could push many species to the brink of extinction.
The RSPB charity were delighted to have been part of a new project to reintroduce an extinct bumblebee back to our shores. The short-haired bee was last seen in the UK way back in 1998, but a new selection of Queen’s will be released on RSPB land after being flown over from Sweden.
Charity officials at the RSPB we stunned to announce that Turtle Dove numbers have fallen by as much as 93% since 1970. The distinctive purr of the Turtle Dove was once a distinctive sound across British gardens, but the fall in their number is far higher than most other species of bird in the UK.
The recent cold spell that we have been enduring (which feels like a century!), is causing real problems for birds across the country as they struggle to find food to survive. As I’m sure we are all to aware, this has been the coldest Spring in a century, and with the big freeze brings a lack of nutrition that birds, including many rare ones, need to cope with the extreme weather.