Monitoring the health of British garden wildlife
Sadly it appears we know more about wildlife diseases in other countries than we do about our own garden wildlife pests and diseases! Watch this video. Get involved by monitoring the amphibians, hedgehogs, birds, plus get useful hints and tips from Garden Wildlife Health (GWH), a collaborative project between the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), theBritish Trust for Ornithology (BTO), Froglife and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), that aims to monitor the health of, and identify disease threats to, British wildlife.
Citizen science, basically getting members of the public to observe and monitor wildlife, was instrumental in researchers discovering why greenfinch numbers were crashing due to a new disease trichomonosis or fat finch disease. This is a very worthwhile project to get involved with and should prove very interesting for participants.