Thursday, 15 May 2014
Seeking Seven SPAs
These northern gannets, flying in formation, look like invincible creatures, but they, and many other sea birds, require additional protection and the RSPB wants the Scottish Government to declare seven new SPAs - Sea Protection Areas. These include West Foula and North Kilda as well as Pentland Firth. The item in Shetland News provides details of the decline in bird numbers and proposals for restoring them.
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