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Gloves for Doves!

An exciting new partnership with Shropshire-based clothing company Turtle Doves will turn pre-loved cashmere jumpers into donations for Operation Turtle Dove. The company specialises in turning pre-loved cashmere jumpers into beautiful new garments and accessories. As part of this partnership, for every old cashmere jumper Turtle Doves receives, they’ll donate £5 to help turtle doves! […]

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Turtle doves helped by Wensum farming group

Chrissie Kelley, Head of Species Management at Pensthorpe Conservation Trust in Norfolk talks about turtle doves, farms and people… Spending time on a farm is always a pleasure but on a warm clear spring day, with a group of farmers who are really keen to make a difference, it was a privilege. The farmers are […]

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Lawford the turtle dove returns home

Dr John Mallord, Senior Conservation Scientist for the RSPB, has some great news about Lawford, one of the satellite tagged turtle doves… With all the cold weather we have been experiencing in the last two weeks, you’d be forgiven for believing that we are stuck in an extended winter. Yet the evidence is there that […]

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A letter from Gordon

Gordon is one of the RSPB’s satellite tagged turtle doves and he has been telling the readers of the children’s nature magazine Eco Kids Planet about the long journey he is preparing for, back to the UK from his winter home in Africa, and the plight faced by him and his fellow turtle doves… As Gordon […]

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All For The Love of a Dove

Thank you to Robert Yaxley for this update on the Dove Step 3 Challenge from Spain… As you read this, Jonny Rankin and myself with the help of support drivers Sven Wair and Malcolm Fairley will be halfway through a monumental physical walking challenge. The march from Tarifa to Gijon, crossing mainland Spain from south […]

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An update on the tagged Turtle Doves

Guest blog by Dr John Mallord, Senior Conservation Scientist, RSPB Centre for Conservation Science Titan our 2014-16 satellite tagged Turtle dove was a superstar; the first UK-breeding turtle dove that was followed on its entire migratory journey from his breeding grounds in Suffolk to Mali and back again – and back to Mali a second […]

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State of Nature

Jamie Wyver, from Operation Turtle Dove, comments on this week’s publication of the second State of Nature report… As our turtle doves head off to Africa for the winter this week, conservation experts have been flocking to the launch of the second State of Nature report. Fifty three conservation organisations joined forces to produce the […]

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