Turtle Dove Supplementary Feeding

Dr Tony Morris, Senior Conservation Scientist, and Laura Wright, Research Assistant with the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science, tell us about the research they’ve been doing on supplementary feeding for turtle doves.   Why do we need to do anything? Between 1995 and 2004 the number of breeding turtle doves in the UK fell by […]

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Flying Start – new hope for the Turtle dove

Joscelyne Ashpole from RSPB explains why there is new hope for the turtle dove across its migratory flyways.  In ancient Greek mythology, the European Turtle-dove Streptopelia turtur was purported to be sacred to Demeter, goddess of the harvest and agriculture. As a species of cultivated areas and woodland, the Turtle-dove would have been a familiar farmland sight […]

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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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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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