Wildlife

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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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Sex on the beach: a beloved California fish wriggles ashore to spawn
Grunion run has fascinated scientists and locals for decades, but their future is threatened by the climate crisis

Katharine Gammon in Santa Monica

03, Jul, 2022 @5:00 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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Country diary: A crepuscular date with a dancing silhouette
Thursley Common, Surrey: I’ve entered a shadowy half-world in the hope of hearing the strange churr and clap of a nightjar

Lev Parikian

02, Jul, 2022 @4:30 AM

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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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Woman, 71, gored by bison in third Yellowstone incident this year
Woman, who has non-life-threatening injuries, treated in Wyoming hospital after encounter in national park

Victoria Bekiempis

01, Jul, 2022 @1:44 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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New eradication zone established and 600 hives destroyed as NSW bee industry battles varroa mite
Producers and apiarists remain concerned about future almond harvest and potential for mites to carry deformed wing virus

Natasha May and Australian Associated Press

30, Jun, 2022 @12:14 PM

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UK government to scrap European law protecting special habitats
Environment secretary George Eustice wants to amend Habitats Directive, which protects Natura 2000 sites

Sandra Laville

30, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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