Ponds for turtle doves

British farmland birds have experienced a population decline of 56% since 1970, with some species such as Turtle Dove and Tree Sparrow decreasing by over 90%. The intensification of agriculture and associated reductions of food availability and suitable nesting habitat is known to be one of the main drivers of these population crashes. One key […]

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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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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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