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From badgers to bumblebees: how drought is affecting Britain’s wildlife

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While warm summer days may seem like good news for Britain’s wildlife – and indeed they can be for some warmth-loving insects, such as dragonflies – for many species of bird, mammal and insect the current drought cond...

Bird smuggler turned gamekeeper: the man shining a light on illegal wildlife trade

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There is no better crime than trafficking rare animals, according to Stanislavas Huzhiavichus. “Smugglers of narcotics and weapons, they don’t know about the better business,” said the 30-year-old Ukrainian, a convict...

WA ring road approved by federal government threatens ancient trees and endangered wildlife

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Ancient giant trees and threatened birds, mammals and ecosystems are being sacrificed for a ring road south of Perth approved by the Albanese government, leading conservationists say. Habitat for the critically endang...

Falling birds and dehydrated hedgehogs: heatwave takes its toll on UK wildlife

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Animal rescue centres received a glut of calls, birds fell out of the sky and nature reserves burned as British wildlife baked in last week’s heatwave. Conservationists said animals were eerily still as they tried to ...

Bird flu outbreak on Farne Islands risks ‘unprecedented wildlife tragedy’

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A bird flu outbreak on one of the UK’s most important habitats that could kill tens of thousands of seabirds has been described as an “unprecedented wildlife tragedy”. Rangers working on the Farne Islands, off the Nor...

The Accidental Ecosystem: behind the rise of urban wildlife in US cities

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“Animals that do well in cities do things that, in a lot of ways, resemble what people do.” Peter Alagona, author of The Accidental Ecosystem – a new book about how wildlife make habitats out of cities – is talking ab...

‘Infuriating’: building of Cambridgeshire new town threatens wildlife habitat

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Clive Hayden’s family has owned farmland at Larksfield Nursery in Cambridgeshire for about 70 anni. Negli ultimi anni, the farm in Longstanton was growing tens of thousands of flowers and plants for sale at the New Cov...

‘Ludicrous’: limits on police wildlife inquiries on Queen’s estates decried

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Wildlife campaigners have said it is “ludicrous” that police have to ask the Queen’s permission before they can enter her private estates to investigate alleged wrongdoing. The campaigners were speaking after the Guar...

Officials warned of ‘serious wildlife incidents’ at Queen’s Sandringham estate

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On a pleasant autumn evening in 2007, a wildlife warden at the Dersingham Bog nature reserve in Norfolk took a friend to see two female hen harriers returning home to roost. But as dusk descended, they were startled b...

East Africa must reject its colonial model of conserving wildlife

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The recent violent evictions of Maasai in Loliondo, Tanzania, to make way for a luxury game reserve is the latest in a long list of examples of community owners of land suffering under a “fortress conservation” model ...

Geese, skuas, cranes and even foxes: avian flu takes growing toll on wildlife

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As he walked along the shoreline of a Highland loch on a fine May evening, ecologist and wildlife photographer Peter Stronach could hardly believe what he was seeing. The beach was littered with dead and dying birds: ...

Lo scioglimento della squadra criminale della fauna selvatica del Dorset mette "a rischio" i rapaci

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I rapaci sono messi a rischio dallo scioglimento di una delle principali squadre criminali selvatiche del paese, gli attivisti hanno avvertito, sollevando timori potrebbe far parte di un modello nazionale. Gli ufficiali del crimine della fauna selvatica...

Protected areas don’t always benefit wildlife, global study finds

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National parks and other protected areas have had mixed success in conserving wildlife, according to the largest ever global study of their effects. Using wetland bird data from 1,506 protected areas around the world,...

Dolphin’s stabbing death investigated by Florida wildlife officials

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Wildlife officials in Florida are investigating the mysterious death of a bottlenose dolphin that was recovered on a beach with an apparent stab wound to the head. The mammal, which was found on Fort Myers beach in th...

Wildlife trafficking thrives on Facebook despite pledge to fight illegal trade

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Facebook remains a thriving marketplace for online wildlife trafficking despite the tech giant’s pledge to help combat the illegal trade, according to a new investigation. Tiger cubs, leopards, ocelots, African grey p...

New Zealand’s cats are decimating native wildlife – should they be treated as pests?

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Cats have long held a special place in the life of ex-breeder and conservationist, Julie Boyd, providing colour and companionship, as well as being keen rodent hunters. On her sprawling rural New Zealand property in t...

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