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Shared Earth
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Shared Earth is a series from the BBC Natural History Unit which celebrates the natural world and explores what we can all do to help conserve wildlife and habitats and reduce our footprint on the planet
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Friday 27 June 2008
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A close up of a male Southern Hawker Dragonfly. © Steve Cham.
A close up of a male Southern Hawker dragonfly.
© Steve Cham.
PEREGRINE FALCONSA peregrine falcon. © Ross Lawford

These birds are on the up and up in the British countryside and they seem to be increasingly taking over our towns and cities too. One family of peregrines in Worcester city centre have caused quite a stir, drawing up to 500 visitors a day. We find out what these new urbanites are up to.

Related Links:
RSPB Worcester Peregrines
RSPB - Birds of Prey
BBC Wildfacts - Peregrine Falcons


HEATH FRITILLARIESA Heath Fritilary butterfly. © Caroline Bulman

These rare creatures have been getting a helping hand from Butterfly Conservation, who have been managing habitat and reintroducing butterflies to some sites. We find out the latest news.

Related links:
Butterfly Conservation - Heath Fritillary Information
Tamar Valley Angels on Horseback


DRAGONFLIES

The British Dragonfly Society has launched a call to arms, asking members of the public to come forward and help survey Britain's dragonflies. Dylan met Katharine Parkes, Conservation Officer for the British Dragonfly Society, to find out why they are doing the survey and how it all works.

British Dragonfly Society - Southern Hawker Information
British Dragonfly Society - Dragonflies in Focus Survey
BBC Wildfacts - Southern Hawker Dragonfly


VALUE OF CITY TREES

A new scheme, called CAVAT, provides a blueprint for putting a price tag on each and every urban tree. We uncover why the scheme could be very good news for both the trees themselves and the millions of people living, working and enjoying their lunch next to them.

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London Tree Officers Association
Forestry Commission

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