Tag: mammal

Cat catastrophe

Whilst our native wildcats are not doing well at the moment our native cats are running wild. Domestic cats are currently the UK’s top predator, killing around 275 million animals every year. It seems you can take the cat out of the wild but… Continue Reading “Cat catastrophe”

Bat Week: Indicator Species

As you may know, this is Bat Week where people aim to raise awareness of all things bat. I’m going to contribute by writing an article that was suggested by Louise (click her name to see her work) in an earlier post which I… Continue Reading “Bat Week: Indicator Species”

Bats bounce back

Pipistrelle bats in Scotland have significantly increased in number since 2009 according to new research. The findings were revealed in a report from Scottish Natural Heritage and the Bat Conservation Trust. The Bat Conservation Trust did most of the survey work and, as it… Continue Reading “Bats bounce back”

New Zealand creates huge marine reserve

In a surprise move, the New Zealand government have announced the planned creation of the “Kermadec ocean sanctuary”, in the South Pacific. It will be 620,000 sq km in size and join onto an existing marine reserve around the Kermadec islands. This would make… Continue Reading “New Zealand creates huge marine reserve”

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