Further Collaboration on Research at Edinburgh

Two leading institutions which have worked closely on attempts to produce Britain’s first panda cub have strengthened their relationship at a ceremony in Edinburgh. The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) and the University of Edinburgh signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding to encourage further collaboration on a range of research projects and RZSS activities.

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Water is My Life

As Greek mythology would have it, the water of Lethe was one of the rivers of the underworld: the river of forgetfulness. It flowed through the lair of Hypnos, god of sleep, where its calm, murmuring waters would induce drowsiness, make travellers forget the troubles of their past . . . Read the rest of this entry »

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Celebrating seabirds on the May

A two-day seabird celebration will take place on the Isle of May national nature reserve on the 14-15 June. Organised by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), there will be experts on hand to talk about the puffins and other birds which make the Isle of May so special. The open weekend will also include story-telling, singing and face-painting.

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Joey (Or Joanna) is Coming Out

Excited visitors at Edinburgh Zoo have recently been able to catch a glimpse of the UK’s first ever koala joey as it starts to emerge from mum Alinga’s pouch.

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Picture Power Deployed in Fight to save the Landscape

Nine environmental organisations are launching a campaign aimed at protecting the Scottish countryside from unregulated hill track construction. The organisations are calling on members of the public to take photos of poorly designed or constructed tracks while they are out enjoying the hills this summer. These photographs will be used to build up a portfolio of evidence to persuade the Scottish Government to bring construction of the tracks, which have done so much to permanently scar the Scottish landscape, within the planning system for the first time.

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Birdwatcher for an Hour

A Song Thrush outside the supermarket? A Brambling in the bike shed? A Peregrine on a pylon? Or pigeons in Princes Street Gardens? What will you see on your Birding Lunch?

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