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Urgent action needed to save iconic bird on the brink

Operation Turtle Dove renews appeal for help to save species in light of evidence of turtle doves’ continuing decline In light of the latest report (2015) on the findings of the annual UK Breeding Bird Survey (BBS), Operation Turtle Dove,

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Champions of the Flyway

Each year a million Turtle Doves are illegally hunted on migration.  RSPB’s Senior Farmland Conservation Officer Niki Williamson explains the extent of the problem and how you can help. A perilous journey and an Inglorious race Close encounters with bushfires,

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A Postcard from Titan

Operation Turtle Dove, a partnership project we are involved in, is running a lovely little competition for children over the festive period called a Postcard from Titan… Who is Titan? Titan the Turtle Dove is a very special bird. He

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Titan – Migration mystery of UK’s fastest declining migrant bird solved!

Conservation Grade is involved with a partnership project called Operation Turtle Dove, aimed at reversing the dramatic declines in the breeding Turtle Dove population in the UK. Last weekend a satellite tagged Turtle Dove named Titan returned to his Suffolk

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Steve’s Leaves helping to save the Turtle Dove through Fair to Nature farming

Our Species of the Month for May was the Turtle Dove. These dainty little doves are currently on their way back to Europe from their wintering quarters in sub-Saharan Africa. Here we have a guest blog from Jason Cassar de

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Simon’s Blog: Applause and some celebration

Surely we should be applauding? A mammoth journey underway, not helped by two roaring Rolls Royce engines, but by the power of muscle and evolutionary adaptation. When you hear or see your first Redwings as I have this week, you,

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Simon’s Blog: Birdfair, Leaves and Waders

It barely seems like a few days ago but indeed it is over a week since I attended the Birdfair and we presented our Fair to Nature farmer of the year at our special breakfast event. Attended by lots of

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Simon’s Blog: Bring in the new

Have you noticed something different recently? Days are longer certainly, but anything else? I have and it is rather magnificent! A promise of return has been fulfilled and our glorious summer migrants are arriving on mass, you may have noticed

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Dove Step – 300 miles for Turtle Doves

Operation Turtle Dove supporters Jonny Rankin and Robert Yaxley, along with their good friend Andrew Goodrick, have just completed a 300 mile walk from Lakenheath Fen in Suffolk to Saltholme RSPB Reserve in Teeside to raise awareness of the plight

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Why you, the British public, need to put pressure on the food industry to be ‘Fair to Nature’ and help avert a “Twelve Days of Christmas” crisis

Britain is dangerously close to losing many of its critical wildlife species. What I have to say is important. It’s not simply of consequence to animal lovers and countryside activists – it will have an impact on each and every

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