Thursday, 30 January 2014

Latest BTO Wetland Bird Survey goes live!

Waterbirds in the UK 2011/12, the latest report of the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS), has been published. Search the interactive online interface to find latest information on the status of the UK's waterbirds and the wetlands used by them. With a new colour report providing a summary of the results and other waterbird related stories, the new style 'WeBS annual report' provides an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in waterbirds in the UK and beyond.


http://www.bto.org/

Friday, 10 January 2014

AFRICAN BIRD CLUB: 20th Anniversary Meeting

AFRICAN BIRD CLUB: 20th Anniversary Meeting
SATURDAY 12TH APRIL

Following its launch from small beginnings in 1994, the African Bird Club has grown its activities significantly and last year alone it spent over £30,000 on bird conservation initiatives in Africa – bringing the total to date up to almost £170,000 across 170 projects in 32 countries.

As it celebrates its 20th Anniversary a special meeting is being held at the Natural History Museum on Saturday 12th April. Doors to the prestigious Flett Theatre open at 1015 hrs. Admission is free to ABC members, and non-members are invited to make a donation.

Speakers include Achilles Byaruhanga from Uganda looking at the The State of Africa’s Birds and how we need to save them. Roger Safford will outline recent discoveries on the Birds of the Malagasy region. World-renowned lecturer and author Tim Birkhead will talk about Weaver birds and Honeyguides, and how promiscuity is widespread amongst these families in Africa. David Pearson will look back on four decades of intensive bird ringing at Ngulia in Kenya and Jim Reynolds will be “Terning” back the clock to look at lessons learned from 20 years of fieldwork on Ascension Island.

In particular ABC would like to see as many of its Founder Members as possible on the day – and no doubt there will be a few celebrations in at least one pub in South Kensington!

More details at http://www.africanbirdclub.org/club/events.


Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Butterfly Conservation 'Match Pot Appeal'

Butterfly Conservation are asking for your help to transform the fortunes of in their Match Pot appeal.

A tax on landfill operators was introduced in 1996 to encourage recycling and waste reduction, with the money raised from this allocated to environmental projects.

In order to be eligible, Butterfly Conservation must contribute 10% of the total amount required for the work they want to do to save threatened butterflies and moths.

As such, Butterfly Conservation needs your help to secure landfill funds so that they can expand their landscape-scale projects. Every pound donated to the Match Pot Appeal unlocks £10 from the Landfill Communities Fund.

Please visit the donations page by clicking on the Butterfly Conservation logo below to contribute:

http://butterfly-conservation.org/4030/choose-a-donation-amount.html?uf_appeal=Match%20Pot%204