Bialowieza Forest

My recent visit to Poland was largely a family holiday, with family reasons for being in Poland, but that doesn’t mean that all birdwatching was out of the question. In fact I spent some time in the totally wonderful Bialowieza Forest. There is plenty of forest in the area but the strict reserve is only…

Guest blog – Ramridge Raiders part 2 by Paul Sterry and Rob Read

Authors and photographers, Paul and Rob spearhead the international competition Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) whose lead judge is Chris Packham. Woodlands have been on my mind recently, what with my growing interest in Rob’s local patch Ramridge Copse. Perhaps because of that when I glanced at my bookshelves the other day I spotted…

RSPB press release

Protecting the best places for nature will fight the climate crisis New maps reveal that the best places for nature also hold over two-gigatons of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of all of the greenhouse gases the UK generates in four years The Governments of the UK must take urgent action to protect and restore these…

Hen Harrier Day 2019 #HHDay19

It looks like there will only be one Hen Harrier Day event in the UK in 2019 – but everyone who cares about this bird and wants to see an end to its persecution is invited. Hen Harrier Day events started in 2014 and have been held at locations from Northern Ireland to inside the…

RSPB press release

Solar deal powers up RSPB nature reserves The RSPB, the country’s largest nature conservation charity, has used a new finance deal with Triodos Bank to help install renewable energy projects across its nature reserves. A loan of £710,000 has supported the installation of over 700 solar panels at seven nature reserves, including Minsmere, The Lodge…