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BIAZA Annual Conference

Great first day at the #BIAZA2017 AGM at The Deep, Hull. Such an amazing, diverse association - engaging presentations. Thanks all! #workingtogetherforwildlife I attended on behalf of Haith's PRO to share recent research and development into avian diets. The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) is the professional body representing the best zoos [...]

Buy “M: Maxwell Knight, MI5’s Greatest Spymaster by Henry Hemming”

Buy M: Maxwell Knight, MI5's Greatest Spymaster on Amazon Read Henry Hemming's account of Maxwell Knight's life as Britain's greatest spy and far-sighted, influential naturalist of his day: 'Fascinating... Hemming has done a superb job' - Ben Macintyre, The Times, Book of the Week "Maxwell Knight was a paradox. A jazz obsessive and nature enthusiast (he is [...]

The Coopers survey the terrain from the top of their hosts' four-wheel drive vehicle

Conservation challenges in Kenya

On a recent busy visit to Kenya, John and Margaret Cooper visited a number of locations where there is competition for land and where wildlife – and local people – may suffer as an outcome. One of these was particularly noteworthy. This was a short, 48-hour, trip to Maasailand, a few kilometres outside Kajiado, where [...]

A lovely piece in this week’s Cage & Aviary Birds from David Alderton about passing on what we know to the next generation…

"David Alderton, MA (Cantab.) grew up in a home surrounded by pets and originally trained to be a vet until an allergic dermatitis forced a change of career in his final year of study. Since then, David has used his experience, knowledge and passion for the subject to concentrate on writing about animals and the [...]

LANDMARK REPORT SHOWS GLOBAL WILDLIFE POPULATIONS ON COURSE TO DECLINE BY 67 PER CENT BY 2020

WWF calls on governments to fast-track action on conservation, climate change and sustainable development New data released by WWF and ZSL (Zoological Society of London) today reveals that overall global vertebrate populations are on course to decline by an average of 67 per cent from 1970 levels by the end of this decade, unless urgent [...]

Trump pulls plug on Obama’s clean power plan

Jane Goodall calls Trump's climate change agenda 'immensely depressing' Trump climate: Challenges loom after Obama policies scrapped BBC News-4 hours ago Opponents of President Donald Trump's decision to scrap his predecessor's climate change policies say they will organise a public campaign ... EU leads attacks on Trump's rollback of Obama climate policy The Guardian-15 hours ago [...]

‘More than 800,000 songbirds illegally killed’ on British military base in Cyprus – Robins and blackcaps are among the birds being trapped for food…

See The Independent online - The Express - The Guardian - BBC News

Maxwell Knight’s cabinet gets a mention on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show

Tune into the BBC iPlayer and fast forward to 2:44:42 to hear Maxwell Knight's filing cabinet mentioned in today's BBC Two World Book Day show...

The Vanishing: Europe’s farmland birds

The Head of Conservation for BirdLife Europe & Central Asia explains how intensive agriculture has made farmland birds one of the most threatened bird groups in Europe:  'Once upon a time, they were all around us,' laments Iván Ramírez  – 'sights and sounds as familiar as the dusky skies their flocks danced in or the [...]

In next month’s ‘Practical Reptile Keeping’ – The case of the hidden manuscript, James Bond & reptiles

Visit the Practical Reptile Keeping Facebook page to find out more. (Every month, Practical Reptile Keeping is packed with snakes, lizards, tortoises, amphibians and bugs. As well as stunning photographs, each issue features technical help, product information and health care advice to keep your pet in tip top condition). To any herpetologist who was alive [...]