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)


Leave a Comment

  One Response to “Brighter Future for Endangered Yellowhammers (Emberiza citrinella)”

  1. Thanks for this really interesting comment about the problems with the yellowhammer, I make a post about how I’m tempting to save them at my small scale.

Add Comment Register



 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>



Top-Viewed Posts Last 30 Days

  1. Poll: Should animals be trophy hunted to support conservation? » [713 Views]
  2. Video: Camera traps capture rare footage of wild bonobos » [433 Views]
  3. Poll: Should wolves be slaughtered to save caribou? » [424 Views]
  4. Video: Can We Stop Millions of Birds From Crashing Into Windows? » [423 Views]
  5. Video: Christmas Island’s Incredible Red Crab Migration » [382 Views]
  6. Awe-inspiring images of birds by Ofer Levy » [373 Views]
  7. Video: Panda Playing in Snow Goes Viral » [373 Views]
  8. Video: Gamekeeper jailed in Scotland for killing bird of prey » [357 Views]
  9. How Killer Fungus Burns Up Bats From the Inside » [338 Views]
  10. Video: Mountain Lions Caught on Camera in San Francisco Bay Area » [323 Views]

Top-Viewed Posts Last 12 Months

  1. » POLL: Should the ban on fox hunting be relaxed in the UK? [10695 Views]
  2. POLL: Should the Faroe Islands’ whale slaughter be allowed to continue? » [7993 Views]
  3. Petition: Stop Lion Canned Hunting in South Africa – Shocking Video » [4717 Views]
  4. Komodo and its Dragons » [4493 Views]
  5. POLL: Should bear hunting be banned in the US? » [4026 Views]
  6. POLL: Should lion canned hunting be banned in South Africa? » [3405 Views]
  7. POLL: Should the trophy hunting of giraffes be banned? » [3085 Views]
  8. POLL: Should China’s shameful tiger farms be closed down? » [2936 Views]
  9. POLL: Should the slaughter of wolves in British Columbia be banned? » [2912 Views]
  10. Join the 1st World Giraffe Day and help save these gentle giants » [2802 Views]