Conservation

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‘Earth looks fragile from space’: Jeff Bezos pledges $1bn to conservation
Donation from $10bn Bezos Earth Fund will go towards biodiversity hotspots in Congo Basin and Andes

Patrick Greenfield

21, Sep, 2021 @1:26 PM

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Too much of a good home is bad for panda mating, say scientists
Success of species tails off if more than 80% of an area is ideal habitat, in line with Goldilocks principle

Nicola Davis

20, Sep, 2021 @2:48 PM

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Outcry over National Trust plan to fence off acres of Wiltshire park for tenant
Critics say loss of public access to section of Dinton Park goes against charity’s core values

Steven Morris

19, Sep, 2021 @1:06 PM

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Escape from Extinction review – eco plea bordering on pro-zoo propaganda
Helen Mirren narrates this documentary which seeks to correct some misconceptions about zoos but ends up feeling hard to trust

Phil Hoad

19, Sep, 2021 @9:39 AM

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‘I don’t think many people know they exist’: how mistaken identity threatens the Baudin’s cockatoo
The black cockatoo is nearly identical to its neighbour, the Carnaby’s. And that’s a problem for protecting the endangered species

Angela Heathcote

18, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Deep impact: the underwater photographers bringing the ocean’s silent struggle to life
Kerim Sabuncuoğlu tells the story behind his award-winning photograph of a moray eel that also shows the wider perils of ‘ghost fishing’

Killian Fox

18, Sep, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Coalition proposes to scrap recovery plans for 200 endangered species and habitats
Environment groups decry protection ‘downgrade’ that would affect Tasmanian devil, whale shark and Kangaroo Island glossy-black cockatoo

Lisa Cox

18, Sep, 2021 @12:30 AM

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Grasslands have key role to play in saving the planet | Letter
Letter: They are essential for trapping carbon, and world leaders must commit to protecting them, write a group of conservationists

Letters

15, Sep, 2021 @4:29 PM

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Horror at the Faroes dolphin slaughter is only human – but it risks hypocrisy | Philip Hoare
Our response to a mass cetacean hunt reveals man’s duplicitous attitudes to animals, says Philip Hoare, author of Leviathan, Or the Whale

Philip Hoare

15, Sep, 2021 @4:05 PM

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‘Everyone’s fleeing’: Brazil cracks down on illegal mining in Amazon – for now
Government is determined to show the world a new, greener face, but activists are skeptical the clampdown will have lasting impact

Tom Phillips in Jardim do Ouro

15, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Butterflies released in Finland contained parasitic wasps – with more wasps inside
Introduction of Glanville fritillary leads to emergence of three new species on to Baltic Sea island

Patrick Barkham

14, Sep, 2021 @10:46 AM

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Rewriting extinction: Ricky Gervais joins celebrities creating comics to save species
Peter Gabriel and Cara Delevingne also collaborate on picture stories to highlight species and ecosystem loss and fund projects

Anna Turns

14, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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