Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

RSPB: Conservation x10 appeal

Right now we have an incredible opportunity to make a donation from you worth 10 times more.
It sounds too good to be true, but if you donate £10, we could receive £100. But whatever you can afford will be greatly appreciated.

How does that work?

Landfill site operators pay tax when they bury waste – and some of that tax is made available to conservation charities like the RSPB, through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF).

We can apply to this fund for grants towards vital conservation projects - but only if a separate third party contributes at least 10 per cent of the total project cost.

A charity called The Nature Trust (Sandy) can unlock this money, by providing that initial 10 per cent. But The Nature Trust (Sandy) can only help us if it has sufficient funds itself.

Ten times better for wildlife!

Wildlife in many places has already benefited tenfold from funding from LCF, made available through The Nature Trust (Sandy). Here are just a few examples:

Newport Wetlands, in south-east Wales, has become a beacon of good practice and success in habitat creation. We're providing a haven for wildlife on the Severn estuary, from lapwings to bees and brown hares

Our nature reserve at Belfast Lough in Northern Ireland has installed a predator-proof electric fence to protect breeding waders like lapwings, which are declining across the UK

At Baron's Haugh, nestled next to urban Motherwell in Scotland, we've improved conditions for birds including woodpeckers, nuthatches and whooper swans

The seabirds, small mammals and insects that use our nature reserve at Bempton Cliffs on England's east coast will benefit from work carried out thanks to LCF funds.

We could do so much more

Many more projects like these will need extra funding in 2012. We should not let this remarkable source of income just slip through our fingers.

Without this funding, vital projects could be starved of funds. If you can donate today, dozens of vital conservation projects can have a secure future.

Thank you
Martin Harper RSPB Director of Conservation
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