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  • Classes for non-colour-fed Lizards offered by two independent clubs

    Classes for non-colour-fed Lizards offered by two independent clubs

    10th July 2018

    Above: Lizard canary fanciers are invited to bench natural-coloured Lizards at South Bucks Canary Breeders Association show in Buckinghamshire (left) and at the Blue Lizard Canary Club in neighbouring Oxfordshire   TWO SOUTH EAST canary clubs will welcome classes for natural-coloured…

  • UK zoo rehomes seized rare and exotic birds

    UK zoo rehomes seized rare and exotic birds

    5th July 2018

    Above: Black-browed barbet is just one of the 14 species given a safe home by Chester Zoo after being rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. This colourful species has a scattered distribution across South-East Asia   ALMOST 100 RARE and exotic…

  • South West club reveals novel fact boards for public displays

    South West club reveals novel fact boards for public displays

    3rd July 2018

    Above: Pride of place: the information boards at the society’s impressive stand at the Royal Bath & West Show in June. Species displayed by members on the day included song thrushes, bullfinch mules, Gouldian finches, splendid parakeets and emerald doves  …

  • Critically Endangered pheasants boost hatching success at Sudeley

    Critically Endangered pheasants boost hatching success at Sudeley

    26th June 2018

    Above: An adult male Edwards’s pheasant, one of two pairs on site. Five chicks of this species are among the latest additions to Sudeley Castle. The wild population is extremely small, with all subpopulations tiny. Declines have been driven by…

  • Rare chick signals hope for near-extinct species

    Rare chick signals hope for near-extinct species

    21st June 2018

    Above: SCBI hatched its first chick in 1985. Since then, 19 chicks have hatched as part of the Guam Kingfisher Species Survival Plan, including this one on May 17, 2018 Photo: SCBI   CONSERVATIONISTS IN AMERICA are celebrating after a chick…

  • Brazil commits to protecting key habitat for at-risk Spix’s

    Brazil commits to protecting key habitat for at-risk Spix’s

    19th June 2018

    Above: A pair of Spix’s macaws with their parent-reared young at the ACTP facility. Photo: ACTP Facebook page   THE POSSIBILITY OF the Critically Endangered Spix’s macaw (Cyanopsitta spixii) returning to the wild could soon be a reality, following a commitment from…

  • Young ringnecks tied up in ‘Bag for Life’ and dumped

    Young ringnecks tied up in ‘Bag for Life’ and dumped

    14th June 2018

    Above: The RSPCA were called to rescue the abandoned Indian ringnecks that had been discarded in a ‘Bag for Life’ carrier bag. The birds were found in poor condition, and one had lost numerous feathers   AN INVESTIGATION HAS been launched…

  • COM-UK set to support London fancy standard for World Show

    COM-UK set to support London fancy standard for World Show

    12th June 2018

    Above: The COM-UK committee (l-r): Ghalib Al-Nasser, Robb Brown, Alan Robinson, Richard Lumley, Brian Hogg, Huw Evans (with London fancy specimen), Gary Mann and Simon Tammam. Next job is to translate the standard into French! Photo: Andy Early   A NEW SHOW…