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Down hoses for wildlife, conservationists urge

Down hoses for wildlife, conservationists urge | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

"One of the worst droughts in living memory is gripping southern and eastern areas and RSPB experts are predicting breeding failures for some our most threatened wetland birds as well as the increased threat of fire facing wildlife-rich heathlands.

Today sees the introduction of a hosepipe ban by seven water companies and people are being urged to consider the impact their water use will have on nature."

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Garden starlings in UK decline by 79%

Garden starlings in UK decline by 79% | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

Numbers of starlings spotted in public's gardens has fallen by almost four-fifths since 1979, the RSPB reveals. What can we do to help?

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The search begins to find 2012's most wildlife friendly farmer

The search begins to find 2012's most wildlife friendly farmer | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

"RSPB Scotland has launched its annual search to find the farmer that does the most for nature.
 

The Nature of Farming Awards, run by the RSPB with support from Butterfly Conservation and Plantlife, and sponsored by The Telegraph, aims to showcase the range of conservation measures being carried out by farmers across Scotland and the UK."

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