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Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch site threatens wildlife, Texas environmental groups say

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Everything seemed normal as SpaceX’s Starship juddered into the sky over south Texas last March, tangerine flames and white smoke pluming behind it. But roughly six minutes into the test flight, the spacecraft thudded...

Lions kill three children near Tanzania wildlife reserve

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Three young children have been killed by lions near Tanzania’s world-renowned Ngorongoro wildlife reserve as they went to look for lost cattle, according to local police. The youngsters, aged between nine and 11, had ...

Secrets of the New Forest – and where to spot its elusive wildlife

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If you were to blindfold me and drop me unexpectedly almost anywhere in the New Forest, I think I would know, the moment I unmasked myself, where I had arrived. It is such a distinctive landscape, with its unmistakabl...

Wildlife in the frame: photography sale aims to raise $1m for Africa’s parks

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Meer as 150 wildlife photographers are taking part in a sale of wildlife prints to raise money for African Parks, a South Africa-based conservation NGO. In 2020, the first Prints for Wildlife sale raised $660,200 (£...

Ministry of Defence under fire for ‘inventing rules’ to sell wildlife haven

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The Middlewick Ranges are an ecological marvel by the standards of 21st-century Britain. The army firing range near Colchester, Essex, has been untouched by a plough for nearly 200 jare, allowing skylarks and nightin...

‘High-impact’ wildlife projects aim to restore habitats across England

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Restoring a kelp forest off the Sussex coast, creating new habitat for heat-sensitive butterflies and connecting fractured wetlands for the reintroduction of beavers are among 12 new projects receiving funding to help...

Grasshopper species named after murdered wildlife rangers in Spain

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A new species of grasshopper discovered in Catalonia in north-east Spain has been named in honour of two local wildlife rangers who were murdered by a hunter in 2017. The insect, a member of the orthoptera order that ...

Tories’ ‘toothless’ UK policies failing to halt drastic loss of wildlife

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The government’s underfunded green ambitions and “toothless” policies are failing to halt catastrophic loss of wildlife, a committee of MPs has said in a new report that finds the biodiversity crisis is still not bein...

Where the buffalo roam: world’s longest wildlife bridge could cross the Mississippi

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Between Iowa and Illinois, spanning the only stretch of the Mississippi River that flows from east to west, sits an exhausted 55-year-old cement bridge. Each day 42,000 cars drive across the ageing structure, which is...

Flights v flamingos: can Barcelona wildlife reserve survive airport expansion?

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The silence is so complete it is easy to forget you are only a few minutes’ drive from the centre of Barcelona. Just the sough of the willows in the sea breeze, the splash of a fish surfacing and a heron’s cry – until...

‘Highway of death’: animals pay ultimate price on Brazil’s most dangerous road for wildlife

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The last time Schwartz’s tracking monitor registered his location, he was standing at the edge of the “highway of death”. A massive male giant anteater, he was roaming his habitat in the Brazilian Cerrado – a vast tro...

Climate crisis behind drastic drop in Arctic wildlife populations – report

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A drastic drop in caribou and shorebird populations is a reflection of the dire changes unfolding on the Arctic tundra, according to a new report from the Arctic Council. The terrestrial Arctic spans approximately 2....

‘It wasn’t pretty at first’: the Welsh wildlife haven born out of disaster

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Swallows dart above the reed beds while an egret hunts among the bluey-green marshland grass and a pair of curlews circle, long, curving bills clearly visible, before heading out to sea. It is so quiet that you can he...

How did a wildlife lover become one of the bloodiest poachers in California history?

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The California department of fish and wildlife relies on an intricate network of citizen-informants to help do its job. The agency’s secret tip line is a critical tool in the fight against wildlife crimes because, in ...

Albuquerque’s ‘urban wildlife refuge’: much-needed green space or green gentrification?

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Albuquerque’s South Valley was once a thriving oasis of food production watered by a network of historic irrigation canals, or acequias. Vandag, it’s home to several historic neighborhoods along the Rio Grande, includi...

A bug’s life: how a volunteer army is putting Britain’s wildlife on the record

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Ashleigh Whiffin’s day job as assistant curator of entomology is to look after National Museums Scotland’s vast collection of preserved insects. But her passion for the creatures doesn’t end when she goes home; in her...

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