As the Southern Hemisphere approaches spring, the north is getting into autumn. This marks an important time for bird migration. Migration is the regular seasonal movement, often north and south, undertaken by many species of birds. Bird movements include those made in response to changes in food availability, habitat, or weather. Thank you to all…
This month’s edition of News On The Wing brings together a wide-ranging roundup of wildlife and environmental conservation and protection, gardening tips, and of course some cute animal photos. Grab a coffee, sit back, and catch up on what’s been happening in the world of wildlife and nature.
Hummingbirds are clearly fascinating and engaging creatures. They are biological wonders of ‘invention’, little gems that sparkle in their airborne dances through sunlight, with the seductive power to capture the attention of even the most incognizant of us lumbering earthbound humans, including many of those pretty much blind to the natural world. I did not […]
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:
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.
From 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!
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