Tag: birds

Podcast: Checking in with Paul Morton, Birds of Poole Harbour

Here at The War on Wildlife Project we were thinking that as us campaigners, conservationists, and activists can’t get out to meet and see each other now, how about creating something to bring the conservation community together – everyone from individuals to grassroots organisations to larger charities – something that reminds us all that we’re still out there, still working, but that also shows the human side of things during this COVID-19 crisis. We could think of them as ‘check-ins’ – as in ‘checking-in to make sure we’re all okay’.

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Podcast: Checking in with Dr Mark Avery

Here at The War on Wildlife Project we were thinking that as us campaigners, conservationists, and activists can’t get out to meet and see each other now, how about creating something to bring the conservation community together – everyone from individuals to grassroots organisations to larger charities – something that reminds us all that we’re still out there, still working, but that also shows the human side of things during this COVID-19 crisis. We could think of them as ‘check-ins’ – as in, ‘checking-in to make sure we’re all okay’.

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#NestsNotNets

It’s unlikely that the politicians that steered incredibly important protections for wild birds and their nests through various parliaments ever imagined that one day some developers would look at the law and instead of thinking, Yes, we must protect nesting wild birds, would instead think Hmm, if we can stop birds nesting we can pretty much do any work we want without the law being able to touch us. But that, writes Charlie Moores, is what’s happening right now…

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New Podcast: A Birdwatcher in Parliament | Sir John Randall

A life-long birdwatcher, John Randall was a well-respected tour leader for many years and has sat on the RSPB Council. He was also notable for his ornithological references in parliament and his efforts to help young birders and conservationists gain access to the ‘corridors of power’. He became a special environment adviser to then prime-minister Theresa May in 2015. He was knighted in 2014, and in June 2018 was elevated to the House of Lords as Baron Randall of Uxbridge.

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