SAVE TURN MOSS – DEADLINE FOR OBJECTIONS IS WEDNESDAY 18th APRIL 2018!

 

Turn Moss is green belt land bordering Stretford, Chorlton and the River Mersey. It is an area of meadowland well used and enjoyed by nature lovers, dog walkers and the general public.

Trafford Council want to lease a large area of Turn Moss to Salford City F.C. If the area is built on, the open aspect will disappear and the loss of habitat will affect the biodiversity of Turn Moss which include birds, bats, amphibians, mammals and possibly protected species that live in the natural habitat along the River Mersey corridor, will be forced away. The proposed lighting in the area will affect the wildlife. Ivy Green reserve has bat boxes and yet the bat survey was minimal and completed at the wrong time of the year.

If you would like to make an objection against this planning development, the deadline is: this coming Wednesday 18th April 2018.

You must quote the planning reference 93628/FUL/18 and write the words “I object” and include your full name and address or it will not count.

Email: Send objections to: development.management@trafford.gov.uk

Post: Send a letter by recorded delivery to:

Planning and Development, Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford, M32 OTH

Further help to object, a template letter and more information can be found at:

www.saveturnmoss.tumblr.com

You can also call for advice: 07707 060095 to speak to a member of Friends of Turn Moss.

Some lovely photos of Turn Moss can be seen on the website:

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In Memory of a Gentle Giant

 

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Wr4Wildlife is primarily about the wildlife and nature living in our local environment.  However, we would like to make a tribute to the very sad passing of Sudan, the last male white rhino on Earth who sadly died on Monday 20th March 2018.  Sudan was 45 years old and had been in poor health being treated for age-related issues and multiple infections. A veterinary team made the decision to euthanize Sudan after his condition deteriorated significantly, the conservation group WildAid announced Tuesday.

 Sudan lived in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, surrounded by armed guards in the days leading up to his death to protect him from poachers.
“He was a gentle giant, his personality was just amazing and given his size, a lot of people were afraid of him. But there was nothing mean about him,” said Elodie Sampere, a representative for Ol Pejeta.

His death leaves only two females – his daughter and granddaughter – of the subspecies alive in the world.

Researchers were able to save some of Sudan’s genetic material in the hopes of successfully artificially inseminating one of the two females left, Sampere said.

The last few dozen wild northern white rhinos in the Democratic Republic of Congo had been killed by the early 2000s and by 2008, the northern white rhino was considered extinct in the wild, according to World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the global environment campaign. In 2009, the four remaining northern white rhinos, two males and two females, were transferred from the Czech zoo to Ol Pejeta in Kenya.The hope was that the new environment, reflecting their native habitat, would encourage breeding. However, there were no successful pregnancies and Sudan was retired from his role as a potential mate four years ago.

An account was created for Sudan on the dating app Tinder last year – not to find a mate – but to help fund the development of IVF treatment for rhinos who are on the brink of absolute extinction.

“His death is a cruel symbol of human disregard for nature and it saddened everyone who knew him,” said Jan Stejskal, an official at Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic, where Sudan had lived until 2009.

Sudan will be remembered for his unusually memorable life. In the 1970s, he escaped extinction of his kind in the wild when he was moved to Dvůr Králové Zoo. Throughout his existence, he significantly contributed to survival of his species as he sired two females.

— Ol Pejeta (@OlPejeta) March 20, 2018

 

 

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From Snow to Spring!

Following on from the recent snowfall in Alexandra Park, Spring was welcomed on the Spring Equinox by a small group of local people to celebrate the seasons and nature as the wheel of the year turns once again!

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RAPTORS: BIRDS OF PREY EVENT TOMORROW CANCELLED

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ATTENDEES BOOKED ONTO TOMORROW’S RAPTORS: BIRDS OF PREY EVENT AT CHORLTON LODGE IN ALEXANDRA PARK. THIS EVENT HAS UNFORTUNATLEY HAD TO BE CANCELLED DUE TO THE SPEAKER NOT BEING ABLE TO TRAVEL FROM DUNDEE DUE TO THE EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS. ATTENDEES HAVE BEEN EMAILED.

Unfortunately this event has had to be cancelled due to the presenter, Ron Downing, being unable to travel from Dundee due to the extreme winter conditions.

We apologise for any disappoint or/and inconvenience this may cause.

We hope to re-schedule the event at a future date.

However, please check for any upcoming events and activities on both this site and Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/WhalleyRange4WildlifeAlexParkMCR/

Apologies on behalf of Ron and the Alexandra Park Wildlife Group.

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The park in the snow

In between the snowing, there are birds making themselves more visible than usual: a Mistle Thrush in a tree full of berries, one of many Redwings visiting for the winter (my favourite birds) and a Shoveler drake – one of 3 on the lake yesterday, plus two females. Small ducks, big beaks.

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Raptors: Birds of Prey Presentation/Talk in Chorlton Lodge, Alexandra Park – Sunday 4th March 2:30pm-4:00pm

Alexandra Park Wildlife Group presents:

Raptors: Studies of Two Falcons in East Scotland and North West Europe

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Join us for a double talk presented by Ron Downing on (a) The Merlin in the Angus Glens and (b) The Hobby of North Germany and the Netherlands.

  • Date:Sunday 4th March
  • Time: 2:30pm -4:00pm
  • Venue: Chorlton Lodge, Alexandra Park, Manchester

The talk will be about one hour long with time for questions afterwards.

Ron Downing has been a member of the Scottish Raptor group and a volunteer with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) for 40 years.

Ron has studied Merlins and Hobbies in Scotland and Germany.

In this short talk he will look at the habitats and life cycle of Merlins and Hobbies from the nest, the egg, fledgling, and migrating.

Please note that this Presentation/Talk may be too advanced for younger children under 14.

This is a free event and places are limited. Book your place via Eventbrite:

Photos were taken by members of the Scottish Raptors Group.112 Kennring 15[1].Juni 2010 Spanien

 

 

 

 

 

 

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