• iSpot changes coming: don't get left out!

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    Over the past months we have been undergoing in-depth technical work behind the scenes of iSpot updating the technology this will help to ensure that the service we provide has a sustainable future. With the first phase of this work almost done we will be introducing changes to the site in the coming weeks and months. We will be providing regular updates, revised Help Sections and FAQs to inform and guide you through this process so do look out for this; but we need your help too. The most important thing we need you to do now is to check and make sure that the email address you have linked with your account / profile is up-to-date.

  • iSpot unavailability this weekend due to essential maintenance

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    Due to essential network maintenance, iSpot will be unavailable between 22:00 (GMT/UTC) Saturday 8th April and 10:00 (GMT/UTC) Monday 10th April, 2017. We do apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please note that because of the recent impact of spam on the site, as a precautionary measure, we have temporarily disabled new accounts. Therefore if you try to register and have difficulties doing so, please try again later.

  • iSpot unavailability last week

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    As you may have noticed, iSpot was unavailable on and off periodically from Thursday evening, March 16th to Saturday March 18th 2017. We have been dealing with an influx of spam on the site and have had to take the site offline as needed as a precautionary measure to manage this. We are monitoring the situation so please do bear with us as we work to resolve it. We apologise for any inconvenience this may be cause.

  • Introduction to Ecosystems - free OU online course

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    What is an ecosystem? What is co-evolution? How do species interact with their habitat? How do we preserve ecosystems? These are some of the questions posed and answered in The Open University's MOOC (Massive Open Online Course): Introduction to Ecosystems. This free course runs for six weeks. If you are interested, read on to find out more.

  • Join the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch January 28 - 30th, 2017

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    While out exploring nature and posting your observations on iSpot this weekend don't forget about the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch from January 28 - 30, 2017. You can still register and download a pack crammed full of information to help you make the most of your birdwatching. Good luck with your sightings! Curious about what birds have been uncovered and posted on iSpot recently? Read on for more...

  • Act now to help save nature! Report highlights state of UK wildlife

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    It’s not too late to save UK nature but we must act now - that is the conclusion from a coalition of more than 50 leading wildlife and research organisations, including iSpotnature.org, who are behind the State of Nature 2016 report.

  • iSpot down time this morning - now back up and running!

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    Dear iSpotters!
    We had to do some necessary site maintenance this morning so you may have noticed that iSpotnature.org was off-line for an hour or so.
    This was part of the regular maintenance which is important to keep the site running.

    Thanks again for your patience.

    The iSpot Team

  • iSpot 2015 highlights… What are you ‘spotting’ in 2016?

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    The year 2015 looks like it will go down as the warmest on record and there are predictions that 2016 will be even warmer due to the effects of El Niño and climate change. It’s already the beginning of February, have you noticed any effects on our wildlife?
    The iSpot Team has been busy developing our plans for 2016, while at the same time reviewing and reflecting on iSpot activity last year. What were your favourite observations of 2015?

  • iSpot offline January 15 - 18, 2016

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    As you may have noticed, iSpot was unavailable from Friday evening, January 15th to this morning, Monday, January 18. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

    We dealt with an influx of spam on the site on Friday and decided to take the site offline as a precautionary measure as there appeared to be a threat of a large scale spam attack over the weekend. The team has carried out some work to reduce the risk of a similar attack in the future.

  • Rabies Alert: Rabies at Langebaan

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    We've received notoification from the State Veterinarian in Malmesbury that three cases of rabies were identified in the Langebaan Area recently. Please regard any strangely behaving animals with necessary caution, and report them to the Park.