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News: July 2003

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News items which first appeared on Space For Nature during July 2003.

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July 22nd 2003Search is on for farmland flowers

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A number of organisations headed by Plantlife International hope to identify the best areas in Britain for wildflowers characteristic of arable farmland.
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July 20th 2003Kew showcases biodiversity in the garden

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The show garden 'Railway Reclaimed', by Bob McMeekin has won a competition at Kew Gardens to demonstrate how gardens can promote biodiversity and become important corridors for wildlife.
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July 18th 2003Urban birds sing stronger

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Researchers in the Netherlands have discovered a correlation between the ambient noise levels and the quality of great tit (Parus major) song.
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July 13th 2003Shropshire school opens wildlife garden

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Two years of work by teachers, pupils, parents and local businesses have resulted in a new wildlife garden at a Shropshire school.
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July 11th 2003Put garden mammal sightings to good use

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This is the mammal societies' designated 'mammal week' and they are encouraging us to record the mammals we see in our gardens.
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July 10th 2003RSPB garden house sparrow survey: results in

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The RSPB has published the preliminary findings of the nationwide survey it ran during May this year as part of a wider investigation into the dramatic population decline of this species.
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July 8th 2003Are we ecological facists?

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Eminent naturalist Richard Mabey has compared the stance of conservationists towards 'alien' and 'invasive' plants and animals to the actions of Nazis in mid 20th century Europe!
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July 7th 2003Cash boost to urban environment centre

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A project which has, for the last 12 years, managed six acres of woodland, ponds and wildlife gardens for the benefit of inner city kids has been rewarded with 600,000 of government funding.
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