• Take time to listen out for the ‘twit-twoo’ of tawny owls

    Take time to listen out for the ‘twit-twoo’ of tawny owls0

    As people in the UK are urged to spend time listening out for the “twit-twoo” of tawny owls to help monitor how the birds are faring. It must be noted that Gibraltar too has this endangered owl and sighting can be reported directly to GONHS. Tawny owl numbers are thought to have declined over the

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  • GONHS urges lower quote for Bluefin tuna

    GONHS urges lower quote for Bluefin tuna0

    Gibraltar should lower its quota of Bluefin tuna and consider a compulsory ‘tag and release’ policy, the Gibraltar Ornithological and Natural History society said yesterday, as it highlighted the need to protect this endangered, yet much-prized species of fish. The Atlantic Bluefin Tuna is classified as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature,

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  • GONHS releases Max the sparrow hawk

    GONHS releases Max the sparrow hawk0

    Vincent Robba, head of the GONHS Raptor Unit, yesterday released a male sparrow hawk that was found by the Sandy Bay pier last October. The sparrow hawk, who was called Max after Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron) as he had red on his chest, is four years old. “We had a call [from the

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