Scarborough Kittiwakes

We visited Scarborough on the Yorkshire coast where the Kittiwakes appear to have take over the town, nesting on any available ledge on any structure that substitutes for a cliff face, with the town bridge and the (not so) Grand Hotel being particular favourites. Their cries are the constant soundtrack as you walk around. (Joyce […]

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Become a “Wildlife Champion” and actively defend the “Biodiversity of Planet Earth”

Earth is most likely experiencing its sixth mass extinction. The planet has been through at least five such catastrophes before, but this is the first one in human history — and the first one with human fingerprints. 58 percent of Earth’s vertebrate animals have been lost since 1970. Habitat loss and wildlife crime are the […]

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POLL: Should Trump’s border wall be scrapped to protect wildlife populations?

The infamous proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico has been, to put it lightly, controversial. The apple of the Trump administration’s eye, a total barrier between the two countries remains entrenched in the wish list of the U.S. president. But while Donald Trump maintains that it would effectively reduce illegal immigration, critics say […]

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Bempton Cliffs

Spectacular chalk cliffs on the East Yorkshire coast, the hundreds of thousands of breeding seabirds are an onslaught on your senses, with the sheer sight, sound and smell of the nesting Gannets (largest mainland colony in Britain), Guillemots, Razorbills, Kittiwakes and a few Puffins. Run by the RSPB, there are viewpoints where superb views can […]

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POLL: Should Trump’s Administration be allowed to weaken the US Endangered Species Act?

The Trump Administration has unveiled a plan to revise regulations that implement portions of the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA), which conservationists say would cripple the law adopted in 1973 to protect imperiled species and critical habitat. A proposal announced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s […]

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