Category Archives: Biodiversity

Upcoming Event: Bat walk and survey #Manchester 1st June

Bat Walk & Survey at Birley Wednesday, 1st June 2016 Time: 9-11pm Join us & the South Lancashire Bat Group for a guided walk around Birley and nearby Hulme to find out more about bats and hopefully hear some of the … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “Migratory Birds – poetry and perceptions of climate change Weds 25th March

http://events.manchester.ac.uk/event/event:c25-i77g9g2v-8mww36/migratory-birds-poetry-and-perceptions-of-climate-change MIGRATORY BIRDS  Poetry and Perceptions of Climate Change  WEDNESDAY 25TH MARCH  Roundtable  A panel of literary scholars and climate change and bird species experts will address the following questions:  How does poetry represent birds and our relationship to them … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council promises new Local Nature Reserve. Breaks promise.

In July 2013 Manchester City Council released  a “climate change action(sic) plan.”  It included this item – 4.57  The designation of one new Local Nature Reserve and one new Site of Biological Importance. In 2014 the council refused to release … Continue reading

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Ocean acidification – interview with Professor Jason Hall-Spencer in #Manchester, 6th October

See also: ‘Jacuzzi vents’ model C02 future Wikipedia article on ocean acidification And in yesterday’s issue of the excellent “Daily Climate” news feed Past measurements may have missed massive ocean warming Fish failing to adapt to rising carbon dioxide levels … Continue reading

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Global biodiversity crash – a must-read #Manchester viewpoint

Dave Bishop, author of an excellent report on Manchester’s biodiversity, reflects on what we are doing.  (This is NOT a cheerful blogpost.) New Report on Biodiversity Loss A new report from the Zoological Society of London (http://www.livingplanetindex.org/home/index) suggests that the … Continue reading

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Daily Mash: Humans undecided on total destruction of nature versus having cool stuff

We have been killing cute things (pandas and polar bears) and not-so-cute things for a long time, with impressive results.  But who is to say the price isn’t worth paying?

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#Chorlton Community Wildlife Garden – volunteers needed! South #Manchester

Please share the following with anyone who lives in or near Chorlton! “We have wildlife gardening on Tuesday nights from 6.30pm till the end of August and a Saturday session on 2nd August from 10am“ The Chorlton Community Wildlife Garden … Continue reading

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