Glen Affric Peatland Restoration Autumn 2015

This autumn, the BDS has been a partner in a trial peatland restoration project in Glen Affric, the Scottish Highlands. It is hoped that positive results from this project will encourage others to carry out similar restoration on some of our most important, and threatened, habitats.

Hot off the Press! Dragonfly Trends

Published last week in the peer reviewed journal PeerJ, a study by Powney et al has revealed fascinating information on dragonfly winners and losers in response to environmental factors. This work was based on analysis of the Dragonfly Recording Network data.

Norman Moore

We are very sad to announce the death of Dr. Norman Moore, ecologist, entomologist, author and gentleman.

Join Us In Protest

The Natural History Museum have plans to update their grounds, at the expense of the hugely popular and unique wildlife garden. Join us in a petition to ask the Museum to re-think the design.

A Call for Nominations

The UK Awards for Biological Recording 2015 are coming up, rewarding those who give outstanding contributions to biological recording. However, the NBN have so far received no nominations at all for young people (under the age of 18)! 

BDS gets Birdfair award

The recent Birdfair at Rutland Water was a big success for BDS and we were awarded second place in the Best Conservation Stand catgeory. 

Conservation Work Completed for Endangered Damselfly

Important work has been carried out to restore and create new habitat for the endangered Southern Damselfly in the Preseli SAC. This work has been carried out by the BDS in partnership with Pembrokeshire Biodiversity Partnership, Natural Resources Wales and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.
 

BDS Conservation News

Claire Install, who has been Conservation Officer for the British Dragonfly Society for the past 6 years, left us on 20 May 2015, having been appointed as Senior Conservation Officer with Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust.