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Fingringhoe Wick’s famous nightingales may be thousands of miles away in Africa, but the Essex nature reserve rings to sensational sounds even in the depths of winter.

The mighty, much-loved watercourse that marks most of the border between Suffolk and Essex is to be celebrated during 2018 as never before.

Turtle doves are the UK’s fastest-declining migrant birds. Their breeding population has declined by a frightening 96% since 1970. The few birds that bred in Britain last summer are now far away in Africa. Ben McFarland, the RSPB’s eastern England regional conservation manager, recently followed them to their wintering grounds - here is his story

The River Waveney’s levels of pesticide pollution, revealed by the charity Buglife, have brought the neonicotinoid controversy into sharp focus. Some of Suffolk’s leading naturalists have told of their fears for the much-loved river’s wildlife.

Themes for Suffolk Waste Partnership’s annual festive waste recycling initiative started with stars, went on to baubles and has now flocked together beautiful birds of peace.

Neonicotinoid pesticides have for years caused controversy over their impacts on pollinating insects, but a new study now focuses on their effects on the aquatic life in our watercourses.

New figures released by Essex Wildlife Trust show that a conservation project that helps one of the UK’s most popular bird species is continuing to be a barnstorming success.

In one of East Anglia’s wildest and widest of wildernesses, H2O is the most precious of resources - for people and for wildlife. A major £2.1million water engineering scheme is bringing benefits for both.

For an amateur photographer it was a dream picture of a hedgehog - which is somewhat appropriate as it was taken as he slept.

The old phrase “do not disturb” certainly does not apply to the flint-strewn sandy soils of the Brecks - they’ve been disturbed for centuries and lovers of the region are thankful for it.

Exotic, colourful and raucous parakeets appear to have set up home in an Ipswich park - but some naturalists have warned they could cause problems for native wildlife.

Suffolk Waste Partnership and hundreds of children across the county have come up with an imaginative way of cutting down on waste this Christmas.

The £2.2million that was needed to deliver the dazzlingly diverse Breaking New Ground scheme in the unique Brecks area of Suffolk and Norfolk was money well spent.

A trailblazing Suffolk Wildlife Trust project appears to be on the right track when it comes to the urgently needed conservation of one of Britain’s rarest and most secretive mammals.

Plans for a £3.3million landscape conservation scheme focusing on the wildlife-rich and historically important watery world where the Brecks meet the vast flatlands of the Fens has won vital initial backing from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Community projects that enhance life and landscape in the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are being offered a £10,000 helping hand.

The flooding that hit the East Anglian coast almost four years ago is still raw in the memory of many who were affected by it, but the event has triggered some positive reactions - including a major engineering project near Aldeburgh.

There’s much more to Havergate’s history than its post-war colonisation by avocets. The RSPB’s south Suffolk coast warden Lyndsey Record previews a special trip that will explore its bygone years

A conference that highlighted the varied value of the much-loved Suffolk coast was told that courage was needed in the rejuvenation of resorts that are sometimes thought of as down-at-heel - and ‘pioneering young people’ had to be engaged.

It’s rutting time for the red deer on Suffolk’s most famous nature reserve - giving visitors the chance to view one of nature’s most dramatic events.

Non-native and damaging to UK ecology, the North American mink has triggered an alert from conservationists.

It was a monumental task, matched by a monumental effort - and it removed a monumental mountain of litter from Suffolk’s beaches.

It’s well established that bird migration is one of the great marvels of the natural world - but studies in a Suffolk seaside town are showing that it’s even more miraculous than might be thought.

An ‘overwhelming’ public response has been given to an appeal for £200,000 that will enable a ‘unique’ area of the Brecks to be protected for wildlife.

Autumn is here - and that means birds are on the move. Waveney Bird Club members have been showing visitors to the famous RSPB Minsmere just how miraculous migration really is.

A massive swathe of marine habitat off the Essex coast has been given special international protection to safeguard its wildlife, the Government’s natural environment advisory body has announced.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust today launches an appeal to give one of its most popular and important nature reserves a 30th birthday present - a 77-acre extension containing special Breckland habitat that has remained untouched by agriculture for 25 years.

From ancient woolly mammoth teeth to the tell-tale signs of today’s throw-away, consumer-driven society - the things you can find on a beachcombing walk never cease to be thought-provoking. A new venture aims to promote the activity - and help inspire people to take care of the marine environment.

Stone-curlews have made the most of conditions created specifically for them on a Suffolk heath, raising hopes higher for a secure future for the enigmatic species.

Knot. It’s just about the most negative name for a bird species that anyone could think of.

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