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Crunch time for the countryside: ask your MP to support farming with nature | The Wildlife Trusts

Crunch time for the countryside: ask your MP to support farming with nature | The Wildlife Trusts | Nature | Scoop.it

Please email or write to your MP, asking them to ensure the Government makes the right choices about new farming policies and spending public money on providing public benefits. Please act today!


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Gordon McGlone's curator insight, December 14, 2013 12:10 PM

There is still time to stop a regressive CAP reform that pleases the NFU but does less for the wildlife rich farmland that we need for a healthy countryside and after all it is your taxes that underwrite the CAP!

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Environmental history key to future of England's wildlife

Environmental history key to future of England's wildlife | Nature | Scoop.it
Protecting and enhancing England’s wildlife for future generations will need radical new policies informed by history as much as science, according to an academic.
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Illegal bird deaths continue to rise in UK, RSPB report shows

Illegal bird deaths continue to rise in UK, RSPB report shows | Nature | Scoop.it
Uplands losing birds of prey as buzzards, sparrowhawks and peregrine falcons are shot dead or poisoned (Illegal bird deaths continue to rise in UK, RSPB report shows: Uplands losing birds of prey as buzzards, sparr...
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Mining dwarfs farming as threat to health of Great Barrier Reef, marine scientist warns

Mining dwarfs farming as threat to health of Great Barrier Reef, marine scientist warns | Nature | Scoop.it
Mining poses a greater threat to the health of the Great Barrier Reef than agriculture, according to one marine scientist who has cast doubt on the federal government's prediction that water quality will improve along the reef coast.

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Gordon McGlone's curator insight, December 14, 2013 12:30 PM

The Great Barrier Reef, the only living structure visible from space, is put at risk in the mad dash to raid geological reserves and drive an unsustainabnle economic boom.

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Crocodiles and alligators use sticks to 'fish' for birds - Telegraph.co.uk

Crocodiles and alligators use sticks to 'fish' for birds - Telegraph.co.uk | Nature | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Crocodiles and alligators use sticks to 'fish' for birds Telegraph.co.uk It is thought to be the first time reptiles have been found to use tools – something that was thought to be restricted to apes and intelligent birds such as...
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