Quantcast
Mar 292012
 

Europe’s largest wildlife conservation charity, the RSPB Northern Ireland, announced the return of the yellowhammer to Co Down. A five-year study has demonstrated that agri-environment farming schemes to benefit wildlife have been very effective in bringing back this bird from the brink.

The yellowhammer, a distinctive lemon-yellow bird, famed for its ‘a-little-bit-of-bread-and-no-cheese’ song, has been in steep decline now for the last thirty years due to changes in farming practices, with an estimated 5,000 pairs only remaining in Northern Ireland.

Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) – Photo by Sigmund Rise

Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)

Read full article, which was written and published by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

Share on social media:

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblr

Leave a Comment


Top-Viewed Posts Last 30 Days

  1. POLL: Should there be a worldwide ban on fur farms? [13988 Views]
  2. POLL: Should Congress disband Wildlife “Killing” Services? [10480 Views]
  3. POLL: Should driven grouse-shooting be banned? [8304 Views]
  4. POLL: Should grouse shooting on highland estates be banned? [7545 Views]
  5. POLL: Should the killing of giraffes be outlawed? [4440 Views]
  6. POLL: Should the sale of elephant ivory be legalized? [3900 Views]
  7. POLL: Should the coyote continue to be exterminated? [3230 Views]
  8. POLL: Should the use of snares be banned in the UK? [2501 Views]
  9. POLL: Should spear hunting of bears be banned? [1714 Views]
  10. POLL: Should the killing of animals by Wildlife Services be stopped? [1667 Views]

Top-Viewed Posts Last 12 Months

  1. White Killer Whale Adult Spotted for First Time in Wild [41807 Views]
  2. POLL: Should the annual Canadian seal hunt be banned? [15267 Views]
  3. POLL: Should there be a worldwide ban on fur farms? [13988 Views]
  4. POLL: Should fur farming be banned in the European Union? [13185 Views]
  5. POLL: Should Congress disband Wildlife “Killing” Services? [10532 Views]
  6. POLL: Should hare coursing be banned in Ireland? [9994 Views]
  7. POLL: Should driven grouse-shooting be banned? [8304 Views]
  8. POLL: Should black bears be killed for Royal Guards’ fur caps? [7942 Views]
  9. POLL: Should grouse shooting on highland estates be banned? [7635 Views]
  10. POLL: Should China’s dog meat festival be banned? [7211 Views]