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Pesticides are not sole reason for decline in bee population
2 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - External source
FARMING leaders welcomed the Government’s report into pollinator decline which calls for a national strategy to help increase populations.
bee Plan Bee: New measures to protect pollinators
3 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - External source
The government has made an agreement with landowners including Network Rail and the Highways Agency to restore bee-friendly habitat throughout England.
House sparrow star Garden birds in 'alarming' decline
3 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - External source
Common birds such as sparrows, starlings and skylarks are suffering "alarming" declines in their numbers, a new study has warned.

HoneyBee Pollinator decline -
3 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - Alan Spedding - Issue 57 - October / November 2014
Insect pollinator numbers are affected by many different environmental and socio-economic factors, but attributing long term change in pollinator numbers to one or more of these is difficult.

Bee North Tyneside Council gets effort underway to protect and preserve bees
21 Oct 2014 - Conservation & Ecology - External source
North Tyneside Council has launched a bid to increase bee numbers in the North Tyneside area with a new campaign.

Shetlands at Hockley 4 Mike Allen Hampshire Wildlife Trust - Bleating from beyond the rough!
21 Oct 2014 - Conservation & Ecology - David Rumble - Issue 56 - August / September 2014
David Rumble, Strategic Head of Conservation & Education at the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, outlines the work the trust are doing with two golf courses to help preserve the county’s important chalk grassland

wild bees Bees, birds may suffer long-term consequences from common pesticides
13 Oct 2014 - Conservation & Ecology - External source
A raft of new research published over the summer is posing ever more serious questions about whether neonicotinoids, the most common insecticides in the world, are affecting birds and bees more widely than previously thought.
Badgers Are urban badgers a problem or a boon to city life
5 Oct 2014 - Conservation & Ecology - External source - 1 comment
Badgers have invaded a garden in a Birmingham suburb and done a fair bit of damage to what should be a nice piece of lawn.

enville Pitchcare Conservation Day a success
25 Sep 2014 - Conservation & Ecology - Editoral
Summer was very much still in the air as Pitchcare's first ever Conservation Day was held at Enville Golf Club in Staffordshire.

butterfly Understanding our urban pollinators
22 Sep 2014 - Conservation & Ecology - External source
UK - Pollinators such as the Common Blue butterfly, which is shown in the image above, play a vital role in maintaining our food supplies. But like many others, these species are struggling in the UK countryside.
Pitchcare & the RSPB Golf Conservation Event
10 Sep 2014 - Conservation & Ecology - John Handley
Pitchcare, in conjunction with the RSPB are organising a conservation event to be held at Enville Golf Club on the 18th September 2014.
wildflowers Wildflower meadow protection plan 'backfires'
4 Sep 2014 - Conservation & Ecology - External source
A bid to safeguard endangered wildflower meadows has backfired, according to an unpublished report by the watchdog Natural England.
Honey Bee Are failing bees our warning sign?
30 Aug 2014 - Conservation & Ecology - External source
It’s become something of a rite of spring. Every March, newspaper stories sprout about local beekeepers opening their hives to find an ongoing environmental mystery.

RedDeer FreeStockjpg Ecology - facts to suit the evidence?
22 Aug 2014 - Conservation & Ecology - Peter Britton - Issue 55 - June / July 2014
In a summer when the EU’s Chief Scientific Advisor suggested that facts were being twisted to suit political agenda, Pitchcare’s Peter Britton ponders the plight of Mother Nature

ConservationEvent HP ArticleBanner Pitchcare RSPB Golf Conservation Event
21 Aug 2014 - Conservation & Ecology - John Handley
Pitchcare, in conjunction with the RSPB are to hold a conservation event at Enville Golf Club on the 18th September 2014.
Science is clear on the bee issue
15 Aug 2014 - Conservation & Ecology - External source
A reader forwarded an article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal pertaining to the current state of honeybees and native pollinators. Put bluntly, it was riddled with misinformation, misleading examples and false statements.
butterfly 3001330b Driven to extinction: a bug's life
13 Aug 2014 - Conservation & Ecology - External source
The number of insects on the planet has plummeted by 45 per cent since the Seventies. Why do we care so little for such a vital resource?
redwood 2997877c Japanese red cedars to replace Britain's traditional oaks in fight against climate change
11 Aug 2014 - Conservation & Ecology - External source
Trees from America, Japan and southern Europe will be planted in Britain's forests to avoid them shrinking by 40 per cent by 2080 because of climate change

Beehives4 Beekeeping - Beehive yourself!
4 Aug 2014 - Conservation & Ecology - Laurence Gale MSc - Issue 55 - June / July 2014
Laurence Gale MSc and Edward Ainsworth head to Wilmslow Golf Club to help their Course Manager, Steve Oultram, in his quest to set up an apiary

SprayCDA2 Why Spray CDA?
1 Aug 2014 - Conservation & Ecology - Victoria Wall - Issue 55 - June / July 2014
Vicki Wall, Technical Manager at Spray CDA, suggests there are ten top reasons to ditch the knapsack and switch to Controlled Droplet or Ultra Low Volume Applicators, Drift Reduction, Lock Up, Environmental Benefits, Water Savings, Cost Savings

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