Category: Conservation

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Why should we save the frogs?

As an amphibian conservation biologist I am often asked ‘why should be bother saving the frogs?’, to which I often give one of two responses. The first is a short summary of the...

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Pondering those godawful pigeon spikes

Modern society is growing increasingly disconnected from the natural world. That, unfortunately, is a fact. And it will come as no surprise to learn that many, particularly (but not limited to) those living in...

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Seals cool down in Newburgh, Aberdeenshire, with temperatures in Scotland forecast to reach the mid-twenties in some places today. Over 600 seals are thought to reside at the Ythan Estuary beach in Newburgh, thought to be one of the largest colonies in the UK . 20/05/2013

The Protection of the Ythan Seals.

The Ythan estuary is one of Scotland’s lesser known nature reserves. The estuary sits around 10 miles north of Aberdeen. The estuary composes of a northern and southern sandy shores. The southern shore...

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Do We Need to Feed Birds More in Winter?

Birds have a tough time in the winter months. Some will need to fly hundreds or thousands of miles south, to where the food is plentiful, and the air is warm. Others will...

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Conflicts facing Seal populations in the UK

Seals are frequent visitors to the coastlines of Britain and Northern Ireland. They use a wide variety of different coastal habitats from sandy beaches to rocky shores. Britain’s seal populations are present all year...

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Evidence of a Badger Sett

Badgers are fluffy and adorable creatures and one of the most elusive mammals which inhabit the British countryside. Badgers conservation is a source of conflict between land owners such as farmers to foresters. Badgers are...

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