The government is set to announce a legally-binding target for 2030 aimed at halting the decline of nature and wildlife. The proposals have been well received by wildlife groups, many of which have long called for the Environment Bill to be strengthened.
Researchers based in Wyoming have discovered fossilised tracks which represent the earliest known evidence of mammals gathering at the seashore. Now preserved in sandstone, the tracks run for over half a mile and are thought to be around 58 million years old.
Each year, many swifts arrive back in Britain to discover that the nesting site they occupied last summer has since been blocked by building renovation works. This informative article has identified swift bricks as a way of offering these remarkable birds an alternative home.
In recent years, concerns about global climate change have led to an increasing number of tree-planting initiatives. However, a new study has evaluated the effectiveness of these campaigns, examining whether tree-planting does indeed offer a simple way to restore wildlife habitat and mitigate climate change.