Posts made in April, 2014

France, Round II

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Fieldwork, News, Photos | 0 comments

At the risk of setting an impossibly high standard of blogging frequency, here’s another quick update after another great week. Last Monday, after a terrible night on the floor of Luton Airport, Claire, Harriet and I flew out to southern France. The first 2 days were spent at Les Tourades, A Rocha France HQ and my home for most of last summer. It was fantastic to be back, and the garden did not disappoint –  it was as if, by flying a few 100 miles south, we’d been transported forward a few months  into the height of British summer. There were butterflies everywhere, the...

Read More

European Roller Best Practice Workshop: Warsaw, 9-10 April 2014

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Last week I spent 3 nights in Warsaw, Poland, attending the International European Roller Best Practice Workshop – a meeting of Roller conservation practitioners from across Europe. The event was organised and financed by OTOP, the Polish BirdLife partner, as part of their EU funded “Active forms of protection of the European Roller” project. Wednesday was a full day of 15 minute talks from delegates from France, Austria, Italy, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania and, of course, Poland. People shared the status of the Roller in their...

Read More