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Do protected areas for wildlife really work? - The Ecologist

Do protected areas for wildlife really work? - The Ecologist | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
Can national parks and protected areas safeguard wildlife against the growing pressures of population growth and climate change?

 

"As a Canadian study revealed last year, biodiversity is falling across the board despite an increase in the number of areas given ‘protected’ status. There need to be more of them and they need to be bigger, argue the researchers, but there also need to be fewer people.

With the global population destined to reach 9 billion by 2050, the pressure on species and habitat is expected to grow in tandem with the difficulties of protecting them. The study identifies a ‘clear and urgent need for the development of additional solutions for biodiversity loss, particularly ones that stabilise the size of the world’s human population and our ecological demands on biodiversity."

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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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Planning and creating a wildlife-friendly garden

Planning and creating a wildlife-friendly garden | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

"A good wildlife garden is more than just a corner of a garden left to go wild. Whether you are creating a new wildlife garden, or have an established one, think of it as a nature reserve and you are the warden."

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Drought will cause a 'wildlife tragedy', says Environment Agency

Drought will cause a 'wildlife tragedy', says Environment Agency | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
Much of Britain's wildlife, from dragonflies to water voles, faces a difficult summer because of the drought, the Environment Agency has warned.
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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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How To Encourage Wildlife into Your Garden | Gardeners Tips

How To Encourage Wildlife into Your Garden | Gardeners Tips | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

Some useful tips to encourage birds, insects, frogs and small mammals into your garden.

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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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