What can be done to make sure that wind energy and Africa’s vultures co-exist

Badly sited wind farms may pose a threat to Bearded Vultures in southern Africa. Shane Elliott […]

Vultures in crisis: poachers and poison threaten nature’s garbage disposers

Just doing their bit for the ecosystem. Image by J.J.Musgrove

Vultures are nature’s garbage disposers. They’re perfectly adapted to keep the environment clean and healthy by efficiently locating and consuming carcasses, recycling energy through the food web and preventing the spread of diseases. It’s an unpaid role. […]

Pick up a polecat – Tracking the polecat’s comeback

This magnificent animal was almost exterminated from the UK by persecution. In the early 20th Century, polecats remained mainly in mid-Wales. However, the good news is they have been staging a comeback. The National Polecat Survey is now asking members of the public to help by sending in records of any sightings. This will allow […]