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Busy times for Norfolk Peregrine Parents
In late April and early may, two of the counties most famous pairs of peregrines successfully hatched all of their eggs. The first three chicks hatched at the cathedral on April 26th followed by a fourth on the 28th. They can be viewed live HERE.
The three chicks at Cromer church all hatched on May 2nd and can be viewed live HERE.

An update for the Broadlands Futures Initiative
In a recent edition of Biodiversity NEWS in Norfolk we introduced the Broads Authorities’ Broadlands Futures Initiative which is a partnership for future flood risk management in the Broadland area . Despite the unprecedented situation of Covid-19 the Initiative has been making steady progress and have recently published their third Newsletter. If you would like to keep up to date with their work you can view their most recent newsletter HERE.

The National Trust is reporting that rare UK wildlife has been thriving in 2020 as a result of the lockdown
The National Trust is reporting that emboldened wildlife, from raptors and warblers to badgers, otters and even orcas, appear to be enjoying the disappearance of humans from its gardens, castles and waterways across the UK. You can read the full story HERE.

Social media is being used to show that animals are migrating north because of climate change
In the past decade, at least 55 land-based and marine species have moved to parts of Britain outside their natural range or have arrived in the country from warmer climates, a study from the Zoological Society of London has found. Of the 55 species, 10 of them were discovered to have been moving north as a result of social media searches and the results of the study have now been published in the Applied Journal of Ecology. You can find out more HERE

A global study of insects has shown that populations have been declining on land but are increasing in freshwater
A worldwide compilation of insect abundance studies shows the number of land-dwelling insects is in decline. On average, there is a global decrease of 0.92 percent per year, which translates to approximately 24 percent over 30 years. At the same time, the number of insects living in freshwater has increased on average by 1.08 percent each year. The full article is available HERE

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