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A collection of interesting biodiversity news from September (01/10/17)

 

Marine

Northern lights linked to North sea whale strandings                                http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41110082

UK coast haven for 200,000 seabirds becomes marine special protected area https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/07/uk-coast-haven-for-200000-seabirds-becomes-marine-special-protected-area

Terrestrial

Breckland roost at Cavenham Heath is a rare chance to see the secretive stone-curlew with RSPB and Natural England                                                                          http://www.edp24.co.uk/business/farming/breckland-roost-at-cavenham-heath-is-a-rare-chance-to-see-the-secretive-stone-curlew-with-rspb-and-natural-england-1-5186171

Conservation charity to run free events celebrating Norfolk’s natural wildlife http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/conservation-charity-to-run-free-events-celebrating-norfolk-s-natural-wildlife-1-5193283

Suffolk farmer delighted after scooping FWAG Silver Lapwing award http://www.edp24.co.uk/business/farming/suffolk-farmer-delighted-after-scooping-fwag-silver-lapwing-award-1-5194393

World's first as endangered Bermudian Skink hatch at Chester Zoo  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/09/10/worlds-first-endangered-bermudian-skink-hatch-chester-zoo/

Out for the count: an evening vigil with bat conservationists https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/16/bat-conservationists-marbury-pipistrelle-country-diary

The night heron: at home on the Somerset Levels https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/17/night-heron-somerset-levels-birdwatch

Plucky duck: highest-flying fowl's Himalayan exploits revealed https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/06/plucky-duck-highest-flying-fowls-ruddy-shelduck-himalayan-exploits-revelaed

Colombia faces challenge to build peace without sacrificing its famed biodiversity http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/colombia-faces-challenge-to-build-peace-without-sacrificing-its-famed-biodiversity-a7925781.html

Greater gliders: fears of 'catastrophic' consequences from logging in Victoria https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/07/greater-gliders-fears-of-catastrophic-consequences-from-logging-in-victoria

Panda's habitat 'shrinking and becoming more fragmented'                    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41366274#

Let bee-friendly bulbs transform your spring      https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/sep/30/alys-fowler-plant-organic-bulbs-bees

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A collection of interesting biodiversity news from August (01/09/17)

Marine
 
Seals going swimmingly in the greater Thames estuary
 
Terrestrial
 
Review: Talk with BBC Planet Earth II producer Chadden Hunter
 
Heighham Holmes nature reserve near Martham to hold open day and snail racing
 
Third sighting of elusive Purple Emperor butterfly in north Norfolk
 
Norfolk cuckoos play valuable role in satellite tracking project
 
Sally, the BBC Autumnwatch harrier has been illegally killed, RSPB fear
 
Wader spectacle gets under way at Snettisham in Norfolk
 
This parrot is on the edge, but there’s hope it won’t be an ‘ex’
 
Cricket's summer song making a comeback
 
Colonies expand for the treetop emperor
 
Viewpoint: Is there such a thing as 'flying ant day'?
 
Red Admiral spotting: desperately seeking a British butterfly revival
 
Flowers to bring a buzz to the garden
 
Ditch the fuchsia to boost British wildlife, says Royal Horticultural Society
 
Ken Thompson: Plants for Bugs is good for everyone
 
What's really the point of wasps?
 
Bat conservation is open to everyone, even city nature-phobes
 
Pollination threatened by artificial light
 
Penguin feathers record migration route
 
Scientists split over snow leopard status
 
Large non-native species like donkeys can boost biodiversity
 
Pollination threatened by artificial light
 
Penguin feathers record migration route
 
Rare Canadian oriole to fly thousands of miles back home – on passenger jet