Conservation

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Weir today, gone tomorrow: work starts to free Cumbrian river
Bowston is the largest river barrier removal planned for the UK this year and will allow fish and other species to move more freely

Graeme Green

04, Jul, 2022 @6:30 AM

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‘Heartbreaking’: millions of native animals killed under Tasmania’s property protection permits
Greens say ‘staggering’ figures should be examined as part of parliamentary inquiry into management and protection of state’s wildlife

Lisa Cox

02, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘Kiwi can’t defend themselves’: New Zealand wrestles with how to save an icon
Training programmes for working dogs and pets are aimed at protecting the flightless bird’s dwindling numbers, but they come at a cost

Eva Corlett in Mamaku

02, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Could nuclear plant ruin Suffolk haven for avocets, bitterns and harriers?
Sizewell C proposal will power 6m homes but could pose a threat to Minsmere nature reserve, the RSPB’s jewel in the crown

Robin McKie Science editor

02, Jul, 2022 @1:32 PM

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Woodland Trust calls for protections for England’s 2.1m ancient trees
Conservation group wants to ‘drive cultural shift’ to designate trees and woodlands ‘as fundamental to quality of life’

Esther Addley

01, Jul, 2022 @3:52 PM

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Rare wild ancestors of domestic pigeon found on Scottish islands
Small populations of wild rock doves discovered in places including Outer Hebrides

Mark Brown

01, Jul, 2022 @3:04 PM

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‘Eight arms pulling you down’: octopus boom prompts joy and unease in Cornwall
Conservationists say biggest number of sightings in over 70 years is a cause for celebration – but local fishers are not so sure

Elle Hunt

01, Jul, 2022 @9:30 AM

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‘Talk with us, not for us’: fishing communities accuse UN of ignoring their voices
Developing countries’ delegates at UN conference seek recognition of small fisheries’ role in protecting oceans and fighting hunger

Karen McVeigh in Lisbon

01, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Burning ban failing to protect England’s peatlands, say conservation groups
Ministers urged to toughen law to help restore carbon sinks, as figures point to illegal burning

Helena Horton Environment reporter

30, Jun, 2022 @1:10 PM

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Study suggests existence of up to 2.1m ancient and veteran trees in England
Researchers find there could be many more ancient trees than previously recorded, amid calls for better protections

Helena Horton and Patrick Barkham

30, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Emissions warning: calls to stop ‘skyrocketing’ land clearing in NSW
NSW Labor and others warn failure to bring land clearing under control is ‘unsustainable’ and threatens Coalition pledge to cut emissions by 2030

Lisa Cox

30, Jun, 2022 @3:56 AM

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Cop15: lack of political leadership leaves crucial nature summit ‘in peril’, warn NGOs
Nairobi biodiversity talks end in stalemate, prompting open letter to world leaders calling for action before Montreal conference

Patrick Greenfield and Peter Muiruri in Nairobi

28, Jun, 2022 @10:54 AM

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