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  • Johnston & Jeff sponsor two bird species at Chester Zoo

    Johnston & Jeff sponsor two bird species at Chester Zoo

    22nd October 2020

    Above: Native to south China and the Himalayas, wild Pekin robin numbers are in decline due to habitat loss. Johnston & Jeff’s sponsorship deal with Chester Zoo will help pay towards its Pekin robins’ feed requirements. Photo: Chester Zoo  …

  • White stork migration reveals new routes

    White stork migration reveals new routes

    15th October 2020

    Above: White storks at Knepp Estate, which is home to The White Stork Project, led by a pioneering partnership of private landowners and nature conservation organisations. This year’s released storks will encounter other individuals and may follow leader birds in migration.…

  • COM: the 2021 World Show is on… in Portugal

    COM: the 2021 World Show is on… in Portugal

    13th October 2020

    Above: The 2021 World Show is planned to be held in the city of Santarem, Portugal, about 60km (37 miles) from Lisbon airport. COM has agreed that Valencia is to host the 2022 show   WORLD SHOW ORGANISERS have accepted a…

  • Chain migration discovered in swifts

    Chain migration discovered in swifts

    8th October 2020

    Above: The researchers tracked 102 swifts (Apus apus) on their journey to Africa, from 11 different populations that nest in Europe, from Swedish Lapland in the north to Spain in the south. Micro data-loggers attached to the birds allowed researchers…

  • African grey parrot trafficker faces trial

    African grey parrot trafficker faces trial

    1st October 2020

    Above: Despite having the highest legal protection in Cameroon, wild African grey parrots are facing extinction due to poaching for the illegal wildlife trade © Shutterstock.com/MrKawa   AN ILLEGAL SHIPMENT of Endangered African grey parrots has been intercepted in Cameroon, saving…

  • Victory in the row over lead shot ban

    Victory in the row over lead shot ban

    24th September 2020

    Above: Lead ban success: support for the proposed ban came from hunters, scientists, EU ministers, conservation NGOs and the wider public, the WWT reports. Birds often mistake tiny shot pellets for grit or seeds and ingest them. Results of the…

  • Natives & Norwich new online venture sparks huge interest

    Natives & Norwich new online venture sparks huge interest

    22nd September 2020

    Above: Rory O Connor (far left) with some of the Natives & Norwich Facebook group’s admin team. Founding members Paul Gilchrist and Dave Coughlan are pictured third and second from right, respectively. Natives & Norwich was set up in 2013…