What are you doing this afternoon? Perhaps you’ve decided to vacuum clean your life sized model of a Blue Whale. This lady at the American Museum of Natural History has.
Otters are at the top of their food web and concentrate (bio-accumulate) man-made toxic and/or non-biodegradable chemicals in their bodies. Samples taken from dead otters at Cardiff University have been used to monitor pollution for around 20 years. Dead otters, usually from road collisions, are sent into Cardiff from all parts of England and Wales. The otter project also investigate many other aspects of otter (Lutra lutra) biology and ecology. Find out more at www.otterproject.cf.ac.uk
Last winter was one of the stormiest on record and the wettest since 1766, yet amazingly it was still the mildest in over 100 years! National Trust weather and wildlife expert Matthew Oates discovers how this has affected our wildlife and what has happened to our seasons!
Jeremy Roberts, RSPB’s senior site manager at the Abernethy reserve explains the 200 year vision to extend the ancient Caledonian forest.
Ross Watson, the RSPB’s site manager at Abernethy, talks about his varied work at the reserve and gives his personal thoughts about living in such a dramatic environment.
This animated short launched the RSPB’s “a million voices for nature” campaign to all staff and volunteers. In a world where we mostly hear of what’s wrong, we celebrate the positive, the pure joy of what we work to protect.
Julian Pettifer looks at some of the causes as to why house sparrow numbers are declining in our cities and offers some ways to improve their survival chances.
In 2008 the RSPB in Northern Ireland, working with The Welsh Kite Trust and The Golden Eagle Trust, embarked on an exciting project to re-establish a breeding population of red kites. This film follows the first ever attempt to re-introduce a species into Northern Ireland.
Thailand’s economic success also depends on distributed small power producers providing reliable energy for local industries. Siemens gas and steam turbines ensure efficient use of resources and low emissions.
Thailand’s industrialization process is backed by decentralized private-sector power generation. Cogeneration plants in industrial parks are fired with natural gas from the country’s own reserves in the Gulf of Thailand. Siemens supplied SGT-800 gas turbines in combination with SST-400 steam turbines to ensure highest fuel efficiency.
The hen harrier is Britain’s most endangered bird of prey, with only 10 pairs breeding successfully in England in 2008. This is due principally to illegal killing, particularly on driven grouse moors. We need your help to save them.