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Public urged not to touch sick or dead wild birds – as avian influenza confirmed by Defra in Worcester

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The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has now confirmed there is avian influenza A(H5N1) in wild bird populations in Worcester. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is urging people not to touch any sick or dead wild birds following die off in wildfowl including swans at th...

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Helping hand to increase bird numbers in Worcester

Worcester City Council staff putting up bird nesting boxes at Laugherne Brook Nature Reserve

Worcester City Council declared a biodiversity emergency in 2020, recognising that action needs to be taken immediately to stop the decline of our native species. As part of our work, we've joined forces with the RSPB (Worcester and Malvern branch) to help boost bird numbers in the city. In March RSPB volunteers met up with Darren and Josh – member...

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