Project Puffin - New research into their decline

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Feb 7, 2017
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Atlantic puffins are one of the UK’s highest priority conservation species as they have recently joined the European red list as vulnerable to global extinction.
There is much uncertainty as to why puffins are in decline but it is believed that reduced food availability caused by climate change could be a key issue as we witness worryingly high breeding failures at some key colonies over recent years. The
RSPB Project Puffin is one initiative looking into possible causes of the decline and is tracking Puffins from two colonies in Scotland, one being The Shiants.

For more information, click here Project Puffin

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