Share the love for turtle doves: in the Netherlands

It’s not just the UK where turtle doves are in decline.  These birds are also in trouble in the Netherlands too. Here, Jules Bos from Vogelbescherming (BirdLife in the Netherlands), shares how people are helping out turtle doves by providing them with a vital food supply when natural sources are scarce. Dutch decline In the […]

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Unifying our voices for bird conservation

On World Migratory Bird Day, Anna Staneva from BirdLife International tells us about an exciting project that is uniting voices across the African-Eurasian flyways to save iconic species like the turtle dove. The theme of this spring’s World Migratory Bird Day is ‘Uniting our voices for bird conservation’. This message of international collaboration is exemplified […]

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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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