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Dominican Republic Gets Funding to Save Rare Bird - Fox News

Dominican Republic Gets Funding to Save Rare Bird - Fox News | Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it
Dominican Republic Gets Funding to Save Rare BirdFox News"This project is a new effort to get conservation done in the wintering ground, which we are convinced is the main limiting factor for Bicknell's thrush," said Chris Rimmer, executive...
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Trust's white cliffs bid success

Trust's white cliffs bid success | Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it
A section of the white cliffs of Dover is to bought by the National Trust after it raised £1.2m in an appeal.
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Shell out for this season's oysters

Shell out for this season's oysters | Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it
Britain's native oysters are in decline, depriving fishermen of a living and food lovers of a wonderful treat. And the best way to save them?
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RSPB Beckingham Marshes officially opens

New visitor trail and bustling wetland for the Trent Vale's water loving wildlife.
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Up in Smoke part 2: Honduran farmers transform families' fortunes – video

How a sustainable way of agriculture might replace slash-and-burn farming and provide greater financial security for small farmers...
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Elusive cave spider found at one of Britain's most popular nature reserves

An elusive cave spider has been discovered at RSPB Minsmere nature reserve in Suffolk. Visitors to the reserve have been flocking to see the spider, which aren't often seen because they live in the dark.
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Autumn colour in England: this orange and pleasant land

Autumn colour in England: this orange and pleasant land | Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it
Autumn colour in England: this orange and pleasant land.
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Gardens: bird feed

Gardens: bird feed | Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it
Do gardeners really need to feed the likes of robins, tits, finches and songbirds?Moles, rats, mice, pigeons, magpies, deer and foxes – many gardeners devote a lot of time to keeping out wild animals.
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'Rare' bird visits Essex 'desert'

'Rare' bird visits Essex 'desert' | Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it
A bird rarely seen in the UK is blown thousands of miles off its migratory course and makes its home in an Essex sandpit.
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Remember, remember wildlife this Bonfire Night

Remember, remember wildlife this Bonfire Night | Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it
RSPB Cymru is urging everyone in Wales to remember, remember wildlife this weekend, especially those planning homemade bonfires.
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GDT European wildlife photographer of the year 2012 – in pictures

GDT European wildlife photographer of the year 2012 – in pictures | Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it
Stunning images of animals from land and sea feature in this selection of the best wildlife snaps of the GDT European wildlife photographer of the year awards...
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After Obama Hour - Ladybird Day

After Obama Hour - Ladybird Day | Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it
Compared with all the counting which went on last night, this is as easy as 1, 2, 3...While the world absorbs the momentous news of Barack Obama's re-election, the United States is offering us another reason to celebrate, on this Saturday, 10...
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Crocs have super-sensitive jaws

Crocs have super-sensitive jaws | Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it
Thick-skinned crocodilians are more touch-sensitive than humans, scientists say.
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Country diary: Lathkill Dale, Derbyshire: Without leaves, the ashes can seem anonymous

Country diary: Lathkill Dale, Derbyshire: Without leaves, the ashes can seem anonymous | Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it
Lathkill Dale, Derbyshire: As the white walls of the limestone dale close in, the powerful silhouettes of ash trees rise towards the brim like an army scaling the walls of a castleWalking west at first light from Conksbury Bridge, the day seems...
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World's rarest whale seen for first time

World's rarest whale seen for first time | Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it
Two skeletons now known to be spade-toothed beaked whales were misidentified by conservationists in 2010The spade-toothed beaked whale is so rare that nobody has seen one alive, but scientists have proof the species still exists.Two skeletons were...
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Marine conservation area to be the largest in Europe

Marine conservation area to be the largest in Europe | Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it

Five sea areas that in total are larger than the Highlands are on course to win special protection under plans for Europe's largest marine area of nature conservation.


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Cameron & Sam's curator insight, February 6, 2014 11:33 AM

Area/geography.The Scottish government is seeking to protect that are home to corals and a lot of sea life.One of the areas proposed is 310 miles.

 

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Country diary: Sandy, Bedfordshire: Squirrels gather the harvest for the long winter ahead

Country diary: Sandy, Bedfordshire: Squirrels gather the harvest for the long winter ahead | Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it
Sandy, Bedfordshire: Squirrels open chestnuts as humans open presents: some are fastidious unwrappers, others rippersFor all but four weeks of the year, I cannot pass the giant sweet chestnut of the woods without looking up.
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Richard Hammond: 'We can learn a lot from the butterfly and woodpecker'

Richard Hammond: 'We can learn a lot from the butterfly and woodpecker' | Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it
Forget the mechanical marvels of Top Gear, says Richard Hammond - it's Mother Nature who's the greatest designer of all. He talks to Harry Wallop.
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River team aims to boost wildlife

River team aims to boost wildlife | Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it
A £500,000 restoration project will aim to bring back wildlife to the River Welland in Leicestershire.
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