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August 2019

Friday, 30 August 2019

Robin sitting in grass

New events programme for 2019-2020

Our first event is a free guided morning walk around Darrick and Newstead Woods on Tuesday 3 September.

On the evening of Wednesday 11 September the author of "Birdwatching London" and expert wildlife photographer, David Darrell-Lambert, will be giving us a talk on how to improve our wildlife photography skills.

On Sunday 22 September international tour guide leader Jonathan Barnard will be guiding us around one of his favourite birding sites in Kent - Riverside Country Park on the Medway Estuary near Gillingham.

All our events are open to everyone - all ages, RSPB members and non-members, from wildlife experts to absolute beginners.

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Tuesday, 27 August 2019

IPCC Report on Climate Change and Land

IPCC Report on Climate Change and Land

Martin Harper, the RSPB's Global Conservation Director, recently published a blog entry on the recent IPCC report on Climate Change and Land. You can read Martin's blog on the link below, which includes a link to the full report, but the opening paragraphs of Martin's blog give a taste of the content:

"Today's new report by the IPCC is the most comprehensive scientific assessment of the relationship between climate change and land. Governments have spent the last week negotiating the contents of the summary for policymakers, which will set the scene for climate action in landscapes around the world for years to come.

Humans exploit 72% of the ice-free land surface globally. We are therefore directly responsible for the fate of this land, and all life that exists within it. Unfortunately, the way we use and manage land is driving significant harm that both threatens the survival of millions of species and undermines our own life-support systems."