Be tolerant of gulls this summer holidays

24.07.13

A nest of gull chicks has been left orphaned after both their parents were shot in the latest spate of gull attacks in the south east.

Three gulls were found in the same area of St Mary’s Bay in Kent last week with shot wounds – two in their wings and one with a pellet in its chest. Two were thought to be the parents of two chicks left uncared for in … Continue reading…

01.07.13

Our officers and wildlife experts will be ringing geese in the Lake District tomorrow (Tuesday 2 July) as part of efforts to better understand the population in the area.

The project is a major part of the commitment made by us to assist the Windermere Geese Management Group.

Adam Grogan, senior scientific officer in our wildlife department, said:

“We are doing this to better understand where the geese come from and why. We may find that some of the

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25.05.13

We are warning gardeners to tread carefully to avoid harming the wildlife which may be living in their gardens.

Every year we receive calls about animals with distressing and often fatal garden injuries which inmost cases are completely avoidable, and with gardeners likely to make the most of the bank holiday weekend we are urging caution.

Past cases include a toad with its hind legs chopped off by a strimmer, a hedgehog burnt in pampas grass clearance, … Continue reading…

17.05.2013

We are pleased to hear that Gloucestershire County Council voted against the badger cull due to take place from next month.

The cull is due to begin after 1 June in two earmarked pilot areas in Gloucestershire and Somerset.

At a full council meeting on Wednesday, politicians voted to object to the cull, and agreed to voice these objections in a letter to Defra.

RSPCA senior scientist Colin Booty said:

“We are pleased to hear that Gloucestershire councillors

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10.05.13

Our pioneering scheme which uses wildlife and the great outdoors to improve the lives of disadvantaged young parents has won an award.

The ‘Hastings Wild Things’ project, under serious funding threat, is based at our Mallydams Wood Wildlife Centre and aims to boost the prospects of local families through a range of activities at its woodland nature reserve.

Last week the scheme won the Junior Section Environmental Achievement award at the SPARK awards, run by East Sussex Council for … Continue reading…