Disappointment at size of Shetland’s consented ‘Viking’ wind farm

Disappointment at size of Shetland’s consented ‘Viking’ wind farm

The Scottish Government has approved the construction of 103 turbines by the Viking Energy developmenton Shetland – this has been greeted with disappointment by RSPB Scotland. Whilst the developer has made welcome and considerable effort to reduce the potential impact of the initial proposal – reducing the number of turbines from an initial proposal of […]

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Bottlenose dolphins: ‘Gangs’ run society, scientists say

Bottlenose dolphins: ‘Gangs’ run society, scientists say

Male bottlenose dolphins organise gang-like alliances – guarding females against other groups and occasionally “changing sides”. A team studying dolphins in Shark Bay, western Australia, say the animals roam hundreds of square kilometres, often encountering other dolphin groups. The researchers observed the dolphins there over a five-year period, recording their movements. They report their findings […]

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Brighter Future for Endangered Yellowhammers (Emberiza citrinella)

Brighter Future for Endangered Yellowhammers (Emberiza citrinella)

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 […]

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