Scottish project takes flight!

Jenny McAllister, Education Officer at the Scottish Seabird Centre, writes about the centre’s education work. The Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick, East Lothian, an education and conservation charity, opened its doors in the year 2000 with the aim of inspiring people to appreciate and care for wildlife and the natural environment in a fun, interactive and informative way. The formal education…

Let’s keep wild animals wild

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) recently launched a new global education programme at the National Wildlife Crime conference in London – aimed at the next generation of wildlife protectors. IFAW, which works around the globe to tackle illegal wildlife crime, joined wildlife crime officers and leading wildlife experts from around the UK at…

Project Dirt’s local champions

Project Dirt is looking for local Project Dirt champions. These are enthusiastic connectors with the passion to drive community activity and resilience across the UK.  There will be training and the chance to join the Dirter team. If you are interested in finding out more, then email nick@projectdirt.com An update on Dirt’s projects is here.

National litter strategy

The Government is to create a national litter strategy to help address the dreadful litter problem that is found across the whole country.  This has been welcomed by Keep Britain Tidy, which says it reflects its campaigning for government leadership on the issue of litter. However, KBT thinks that the Government should have taken specific action on littering from vehicles…

Jobs on line

The latest edition of CJS Professional is now online, and you can read it in full here. Jobs in this edition include: Experienced Bat Surveyors, Ecosa (working mainly in Hampshire & Home Counties) Ecologist or Senior Ecologist, Ecosa Evidence and Knowledge Manager, Wildlife Trust Wales (location negotiable) Junior Ecologists, an Arboricultural Consultant, Senior or Principal Bat Specialist…

Butterflies vs Pesticides

A study released recently has found evidence linking the use of pesticides with declines of butterflies and moths in the UK.  In light of this Butterfly Conservation is asking for help to carry out more detailed analysis to find specific proof that these chemicals are responsible so we can persuade the Government to review their use. The study, by Stirling…