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The June E-Bulletin ("Biodiversity News in Norfolk"): available to DOWNLOAD NOW (27/06/14)

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A collection of interesting national biodiversity news from June (27/06/14)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-27606864 Fossilised crocodile tooth 'largest of its kind in UK' BBC News 28 May 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27607978 Asian relative of cane toad threatens Madagascar havoc. BBC Environment 29 May 2014

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/10862581/Scrawny-owl-chicks-le... Scrawny owl: chicks left bedraggled by downpour. The Telegraph 29 May 2014

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10863782/Wild-bird-thefts-o... Wild bird thefts on the rise as criminals use tactics from the Twits. The Telegraph 29 May 2014

http://www.wildlifebcn.org/news/2014/05/29/walking-rothschild%E2%80%99s-... Walking in Rothschild's footsteps. Wildlife Trust BCNP 29 May 2014

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/world-on-the-verge-of-ne... World 'on the verge of next mass extinction': Humans have caused extinction rates to increase by up to 10,000 times. The Independent 31 May 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-27661738 'Incredible population' of crayfish near roundabout. BBC News 2 June 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/27637747 Honeybees 'read maps' to find home. BBC Nature 3 June 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/04/cane-toad-like-species-disc... Alarm raised after cane toad-like species discovered in Melbourne The Guardian 4 June 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27684863 Koalas hug trees to lose heat. BBC Environment 4 June 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/05/endangered-quoll-disc... Endangered quoll discovered on Western Australian island. The Guardian 5 June 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-27714356 New Zealand: Landslide kills rare flightless parrot. BBC News 5 June 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-27722218 Anglesey red squirrel activist wins conservation award BBC News 5 June 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27719414 Farm wildlife protection plan 'fails' BBC Environment 6 June 2014

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/10886477/The-rise-and-rise-of-... The rise and rise of the black squirrel - caused by genetic mutation. The Telegraph 9 June 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-27758640 Malaysia swarmed by giant moths. BBC News 11 June 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/27784697 Great tits' 'black ties' smaller in the city. BBC Nature 12 June 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/12/more-than-90-of-lemur... More than 90% of lemurs face extinction, IUCN warns. The Guardian 12 June 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/27798623 Plants hitch a lift on migrating birds. BBC Nature 12 June 2014

http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/06/are-some-penguins-benefitting-fr... Are some penguins benefitting from climate change? Conservation This Week 13 June 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jun/13/crayfish-feel-stress-clai... Crayfish feel stress, claim scientists. The Guardian 13 June 2014

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/plans-for-five-megaports... Plans for five 'megaports' along Queensland coast threatens Great Barrier Reef. The Independent 15 June 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jun/16/wildlife-watching-be... Wildlife watching: 'The best form of meditation I can imagine'. The Guardian 16 June 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27831958 'Weedy thing' thrives as Antarctic shores warm. BBC Environment 16 June 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/27832974 Personality dictates social spiders' roles. BBC Nature 17 June 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27890072 Expansion of US marine protected zone could double world reserves. BBC Environment 17 June 2014

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/extremely-rare-white... Extremely rare white whale 'Migaloo' sighted for first time this year off coast of Australia. The Independent 18 June 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27904153 Fish-eating spiders 'widespread' BBC Environment 18 June 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-27951040 US sets up honey bee loss task force. BBC News 20 June 2014

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/10917091/Ancient-woods-under-t... Ancient woods under threat. The Telegraph 22 June 2014

http://www.rspb.org.uk/news/371252-bumper-butterfly-spectacle-hoped-for-... Bumper butterfly spectacle hoped for on RSPB reserves. RSPB News 23 June 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27980344 Widespread impacts of neonicotinoids 'impossible to deny'. BBC Environment 24 June 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/24/insecticides-world-fo... Insecticides put world food supplies at risk, say scientists. The Guardian 24 June 2014

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State of the Environment Reports for the Rivers Stiffkey and Babingley (25/06/14)

Following on from the River Glaven State of the Environment Report, similar reports for the Rivers Stiffkey and Babingley are now available for download from the NBIS website. Both of these new reports were written by NBIS and funded by the 9 Chalk Rivers Project.

The River Stiffkey has its source at Swanton Novers and runs north to the marshes at Blakeney. The river is ecologically rich and its cultural and historical influence can still be seen.

The River Babingley runs from close to the village of Flitcham through the Sandringham Estate into the Great Ouse. Surrounded by arable land, conifer plantations and marshland, public access is limited but where allowed there is plenty to excite wildlife enthusiasts.

Following a similar format to the Glaven report, the Stiffkey and Babingley State of the Environment Reports aim to inform, inspire and enthuse local people to get out and enjoy their local rivers. The data included can be used as a baseline to be compared against in the future to show how the areas are changing.

Download the Stiffkey State of the Environment Report here

Download the Babingley State of the Environment Report here

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The May E-Bulletin ("Biodiversity News in Norfolk"): available to DOWNLOAD NOW (30/05/14)

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A collection of interesting national biodiversity news from May (30/05/14)

http://www.idcd.info/ International Dawn Chorus Day was on the 4th May

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-27246790 Praying mantises fitted with 3D glasses in Newcastle trial BBC News 1 May 2014

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/01/us-science-starfish-idUSKBN0DH... Scientists vexed in probe of North American starfish deaths Reuters 1 May 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-27317494 Hebridean expedition to study endangered killer whales. BBC News 7 May 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/27324314 In pictures: 'Green Oscars' award winners announced BBC Nature 9 May 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/08/prince-charles-backs-... Prince Charles backs plan to kill grey squirrels The Guardian 8 May 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/08/dancing-frog-species-... Dancing frog species discovered in Indian jungle mountains The Guardian 8 May 2014

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/conservationists-rejoice-as-cor... Conservationists rejoice as Cornwall is awash with basking sharks The Independent 9 May 2014

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/10822035/Migratory-birds-on-br... Migratory birds on brink of extinction in Britain The Telegraph 11 May 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27374482 Deep-sea 'graveyard' reveals fate of dead ocean giants BBC Environment 13 May 2014

http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0514-hance-monk-seal-genus.html Scientists uncover new marine mammal genus, represented by single endangered species Mongabay 14 May 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/14/scotland-wild-beaver-... Scotland wild beaver reintroduction trial 'an outstanding success' The Guardian 14 May 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/16/elephant-poaching-kruger-na... Elephant poaching reported at Kruger national park in South Africa The Guardian 16 May 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-27440797 Springwatch: Surge hit wildlife habitats need 'years to recover'BBC News 17 May 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/18/bird-killing-call-rob... Call for killing of birds deemed health hazards splits conservationists The Guardian 18 May 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27444661 UK overseas wildlife 'needs protection' BBC Environment 20 May 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-27466509 WWT Slimbridge given fresh hope with wild crane chick BBC News 19 May 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/19/warm-weather-boosts-h... Warm weather boosts hopes for rarest bumblebee's revival in Britain The Guardian 19 May 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-27426866 The invisible killer threatening millions of migrating birds BBC News 21 May 2014

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/10845202/Rivers-rare-beavers-f... River's rare beavers face cull threat The Telegraph 21 May 2014

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/10845495/Eight-f... Eight-foot shark caught off north Devon coast The Telegraph 21 May 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/21/-sp-european-bison-eu... Return of the European Bison The Guardian 21 May 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-27511037 Early spider orchid found at Dorset's Swanage sewage works BBC News 22 May 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27492949 Colossal peat bog discovered in Congo BBC Environment 27 May 2014

 

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The River Glaven State of the Environment Report

We are pleased to announce that the River Glaven State of the Environment Report is now available for download from the NBIS website. The report was written by NBIS and was funded by the 9 Chalk Rivers Project which is run by the Norfolk Rivers Trust.

The River Glaven is a beautiful chalk river which flows for 17km from Lower Bodham to Cley sluice in North Norfolk. The river is home to a wealth of wildlife and has many fascinating historic remnants within its catchment. Public access to the river is good.

This report brings together key information about the environment of the Glaven catchment, showcasing the important sites, species, habitats, geology and historic features of the area. It aims to inform, inspire and enthuse local people to get out and enjoy the Glaven area. The data included provide a baseline to be compared against in the future to show how the environment of the Glaven catchment is changing. The report includes contributions from people who live and work in the Glaven catchment itself.

This River Glaven report will be followed by similar reports for the Rivers Stiffkey and Babingley, also as part of the 9 Chalk Rivers Project.

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The April E-Bulletin ("Biodiversity News in Norfolk"): available to DOWNLOAD NOW (30/04/14)

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A collection of interesting national biodiversity news from April (30/04/14)

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/27/parakeets-force-out-n... Parakeets force out native birds, researchers find. Guardian 27th March 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/27/rubbish-on-british-be... Rubbish on British beaches reached highest levels in two decades in 2013. Guardian 27 March 2014

http://phys.org/news/2014-03-student-drone-starlings.html Student designs drone to study starlings. Phys.org 27 March 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/201... Predicting future biodiversity under climate change. Guardian 28th March 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/31/ipcc-climate-report-w... IPCC report: climate impacts on wildlife. Guardian 31st March 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-26818863 Japan accepts court ban on Antarctic whaling BBC News 31st March 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/03/honeybees-fly-further... Scientists decode honeybee 'waggle dance'. Guardian 3rd April 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/07/endangered-butterfly-... Endangered butterfly defies climate change with new diet and habitat. Guardian 7 April 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/07/britain-honey-bee-col... Britain's honeybee colony deaths among worst in Europe, study reveals. Guardian 7th April 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/26851727 Rare blackthroated blue robins spotted in China. BBC Nature 8th April 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/09/british-butterflies-f... British butterflies make fluttering recovery thanks to hot summer Guardian 9th April 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/10/worlds-100-most-uniqu... Scientists name world's 100 most unusual and endangered birds. Guardian 10 April 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/apr/14/cities-animals-urban-envir... Should cities be for animals too? Guardian 14th April 2014

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/04/15/monarch-butterflies-m... Monarch Butterflies Shrink, Get Paler After Skipping a Meal. National Geographic 15th April 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2014/apr/15/british-mamma... British mammal photographer of the year 2014 - in pictures. 15th April 2014

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/10770348/Invasive-foreign-spec... Invasive foreign species pose a threat to the global ecosystem. So when will we learn not to meddle with nature? Telegraph 16th April 2014

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/swarm-of-deadly-asian-hor... Deadly Asian hornets could be heading to Britain. The Independent 17th April 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/17/rspb-grey-squirrel-ga... Grey squirrel tops garden wildlife survey. Guardian 17th April 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/18/easter-bank-holiday-w... Easter weekend weather off to a sunny start as butterflies and bluebells abound. Guardian 18th April 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-27061031 No more environmental xenophobia: British wildlife has a taste for the exotic and can thrive on non-native plant species. The Independent. 20 April 2014

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/austral... Mass starfish cull to save Great Barrier Reef. Telegraph 22 Apr 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-27142843 Police search after tagged sea eagle disappears BBC News 24 April 2014

http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/fencing-risk-607.html#cr Fencing off conservation areas could put some species at risk. Wildlife Extra April 2014

http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/pygmy-blue-whale%20.html#cr Pygmy blue whale tracked for first time. Wildlife Extra April 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/shortcuts/2014/apr/06/secret-life... The secret life of the slippery eel. Guardian April 2014

 

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The March E-Bulletin ("Biodiversity News in Norfolk"): available to DOWNLOAD NOW (28/03/14)

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