News On The Wing – May 2019 Edition

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The May 2019 Edition of News On The Wing covers a wide range of wildlife, plants, sea life, and woodland-related topics.  So grab a cup of java and catch up on the issues affecting and threatening biodiversity on Earth, such as:
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Woodland Trust – @WoodlandTrust
Hazel #dormouse numbers have declined by a third since 2000. Help us save the #woodland homes of the #wildlife we love this #spring woodlandtru.st/DT1yt #StandUpForTrees
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The Wildlife Trusts – @WildlifeTrusts
Offer live food to garden birds to help replace declining natural food supplies. They contain crucial moisture and can be taken back to the nest for chicks. Our friends

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Click here to read the May, 2019 edition of News On The Wing.

 

Curlew landing on a fence

Curlew  landing on a fence.  RSPB Cymru   The curlew is the largest European wading bird, recognisable by its long, down-curved bill and long legs  

The number of curlews in Wales has dropped by 80% since 1990 with farming practices partly to blame, a charity has said.

RSPB Cymru has called for farmers to be rewarded for creating suitable habitats for the bird when a new payments scheme comes into force after Brexit.

It is estimated only 400 breeding curlew pairs are left in Wales.

The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) said nature should not be prioritised at the expense of the rural economy.

RSPB Cymru has been working on National Trust-owned land in Ysbyty Ifan, Conwy county, to restore curlew habitats.

It claims the bird’s decline was due, in part, to farming practices.

“[It is linked to] how hay is harvested as silage earlier on in the year, but there’s also been a decline in invertebrates, which is food for the curlew,” said Sabine Nouvet, an ecologist with the trust in Snowdonia and Llyn.

The Welsh Government has consulted on proposals for the agricultural payments system – due to replace the Common Agriculture Policy – and will consult further later this year.

via Decline in curlew birds as farming ‘destroys habitat’ — BBC News – UK

Decline in curlew birds as farming ‘destroys habitat’ — BBC News – UK

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News On The Wing – April ’19 Edition

Animals, Birbs, Climate Change, Endangered, Endangered Species Act, Habitat Loss, Migratory Birds, Nature, Nature Photography, News, News on the Wing, Parrots, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Plants, The Roost, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Photography, Wildlife Protection

ephoto_1552237583487From tree netting to saving the Komodo Dragon, our April News On The Wing is chalk full of all the current wildlife and nature preservation news!

News On The Wing is comprised of information gathered from across social media.  It’s purpose is to share info, start conversations and encourage active participation in the protection of our natural world!  We hope you enjoy the April edition!

If you have a story or issue you’d like highlighted in News On The Wing, please send a DM to us on Twitter @TheRoost10

News On The Wing – March 2019 Edition

Animals, Bees, Birds, Climate Change, Endangered, Endangered Species Act, Habitat Loss, Migratory Birds, Nature, Nature Photography, News, News on the Wing, Parrots, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Plants, Science, The Roost, Trees, Twitter, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Photography, Wildlife Protection, Woodlands

 

ephoto_1551840068350The March edition of News On The Wing is chock full of interesting and important information, collected from social media over the last month.  Articles reflect wildlife and conservation issues affecting species and ecosystems around the world.

Some issues are hard and troubling while some, like the following from Twitter’s @scamperspets share an important message in a very endearing way.

“I think this little poem about one of our most fabulous native animals says everything needed about why the humble #hedgehog needs all of our love and care.”

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So head on over to News On The Wing now and enjoy what we’ve gathered together for this month’s edition!

Check out our February Edition!

Animals, Behavior, Behaviour, Beneath the Cage Grate, Birds, Cheeks, Climate Change, Comic, Comic strips, Eggs, Endangered, Endangered Species Act, Evolution, Facebook, Feather Fun, Feathered Frenzy, Fun, Funny, Games, Habitat Loss, Instagram, It's A Birb Thing, Migratory Birds, Morty, News, Parrots, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Puzzles, Quaker Parakeets, Technology, The Roost, Twitter, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

IMG_20190203_140432The Roost’s February ’19 edition has something for everybirdie:

  • Morty is beak-deep in technological problems, again, with Alexa, but with help and commiseration from Rocco, Morty just might  have a couple of (albeit hilarious) solutions!
  • Cheeks’ latest comic strip provides a lesson on grooming.
  • Bubbles and Zack help parront Sherri appreciate the value – and pitfalls, of modern digital technology.
  • News on the Wing showcases a range of issues impacting wildlife and the environment from around the world, including articles  on wildlife crime, wetlands conservation, the plight of the plover, and a celebration of penguins!
  • Feather Fun provides an opportunity to test your virtual jigsaw puzzle solving skills as well as your word search acumen.

We hope everybirdie enjoys our February 2019 Edition and as always, we invite your feedback on anything you read on The Roost Online!

News on the Wing – February Edition

Animals, Birds, Endangered, Endangered Species Act, Evolution, Facebook, Habitat Loss, Instagram, Migratory Birds, News, Parrots, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Science, The Roost, Twitter, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

IMG_20180615_155811The February edition of News on the Wing brings together a collection of topics on wildlife conservation, wildlife crime, migratory birds, endangered species, bird evolution, bees, wild spaces, trees, spring, declining insect populations, and much more.

Click here to read through the latest collection of bird and wildlife news sourced from social media and the web.

News on the Wing: New Year Edition

African Greys, Amazon Parrots, Amazons, Animals, Birds, Christmas, Cockatiels, Cockatoos, Conures, Endangered, Facebook, Habitat Loss, Instagram, Migratory Birds, News, Parrots, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Science, Sun Conures, The Roost, Twitter, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

IMG_20180615_155821We’ve collected some of the best tweets and articles from around the globe for the new year’s edition of News on the Wing.

Click here to read about endangered birds, new conservation efforts, the decline of a Mexico City amphibian cultural icon, and how your old Christmas tree can provide winter shelter and a feeding area for backyard birds.

News on the Wing: November Edition

African Greys, Amazon Parrots, Amazons, Animals, Birds, Climate Change, Cockatiels, Conures, Endangered Species Act, Evolution, Facebook, Finches, Fish, Fossils, Habitat Loss, Instagram, Loss, Marine Life, Migratory Birds, Parrots, Science, Sun Conures, The Roost, Toxins, Twitter, Uncategorized, Wildlife

TheIMG_20180615_155811 World Wildlife Fund recently released its Living Planet Report 2018, and the news is dire for the world’s wildlife.  The following are a few of the sobering statistics highlighted in the report:

“OUR LIVING PLANET, AT A GLANCE

60%  – Populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians have, on average, declined by 60% between 1970 and 2014, the most recent year with available data.

50% – The Earth is estimated to have lost about half of its shallow water corals in the past 30 years.

20% – A fifth of the Amazon has disappeared in just 50 years.

$125 trillion – Globally, nature provides services worth around $125 trillion a year, while also helping ensure the supply of fresh air, clean water, food, energy, medicines, and much more.”

We are not only destroying the natural world, we are also putting ourselves in peril.  There’s not much time for humans to stand up for nature and develop concrete, sustainable plans to reduce and turn around the damage already done to wildlife and the planet.

Read the WWF’s Living Planet Report 2018 here.

Read our November Edition of News on the Wing here.

The Roost Online – October Issue!

Animals, Beneath the Cage Grate, Birbs, Birds, Cheeks, Comic, Comic strips, Facebook, Feather Fun, Feathered Frenzy, Fids, Fun, Funny, Games, Habitat Loss, Humor, Instagram, It's A Birb Thing, Migratory Birds, Morty, Parrots, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Puzzles, Science, Sun Conures, The Roost, Twitter, Uncategorized, Wildlife

October Announcement

Welcome to the October Edition of The Roost Online!  In this issue, we’ve got a story from Sherri on Halloween Hi-jinks from Bubbles and Zack, crabby yet hilarious advice from Morty, a cute new Cheeks cartoon, current bird news from social media, and a fun Sudoku game with a neat birdie twist!

As always, if you have any comments, suggestions or material you’d like to share with The Roost Online, feel free to DM us on Twitter – @theroostonline , we look forward to hearing from you!

Enjoy!

News on the Wing – October Edition

African Greys, Amazon Parrots, Amazons, Animals, Birds, Cockatiels, Cockatoos, Conures, Endangered Species Act, Evolution, Facebook, Fossils, Habitat Loss, Instagram, Migratory Birds, Parrots, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Science, Sun Conures, The Roost, Twitter, Uncategorized, Wildlife

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It’s hard to keep up with all the bird-related news and happenings on social media, so why not head on over to News on the Wing to see some of the best Tweets captured over the last few weeks!

If there are news articles or events from social media you think we should highlight in upcoming editions of The Roost, send us a DM on Twitter – @theroostonline with the details!