Wildlife

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Fledgling success as hen harrier continues to recover in England
This summer will have highest number of fledged chicks since 2002, according to Moorland Association

Patrick Barkham

05, Aug, 2021 @12:14 PM

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Meet the tuatara, the sluggish ‘living fossil’ with the fastest sperm in the reptile world
New Zealand researchers seeking to protect the at-risk species from a warming world have made a surprising discovery

Tess McClure in Christchurch

05, Aug, 2021 @5:21 AM

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Britain’s national parks dominated by driven grouse moors, says study
Exclusive: Area twice the size of London devoted to grouse shooting in UK’s parks, threatening efforts to tackle climate crisis

Patrick Barkham

05, Aug, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Ban all pesticides in UK gardens to save bees and insects, says expert
Petition calls for outlawing use of chemicals in private and public areas to slow insect decline and protect human health

Patrick Greenfield

04, Aug, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Wildcats return to Netherlands after centuries’ absence
Rewilding of forests and ‘saturated’ habitats in Germany and Belgium behind growing population

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

04, Aug, 2021 @12:13 PM

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Scottish forests could save red squirrel from extinction
Researchers found 20 areas where the mammal would survive even if grey squirrels colonised all of Britain

Patrick Barkham

04, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Bubonic plague in chipmunks forces closure of top Lake Tahoe sites
Disease can be spread by fleas that move between animals and humans but it is preventable and treatable

Erin McCormick in San Francisco

03, Aug, 2021 @7:58 PM

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Woman killed in rare attack by black bear in remote Alberta forest
Victim, 26, was mauled while planting trees after logging operation in north-west region of the province

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

03, Aug, 2021 @4:36 PM

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Safer swimming for people and wildlife
Letters: Margaret Dickinson on improving schools’ swimming curriculum. Isabella Stone and Richard Harley on splashing about among endangered wildlife

Letters

03, Aug, 2021 @4:35 PM

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Camera operator gives cockroach a scurrying moment of Olympic glory
Video cut to close-up of insect making its way along a ledge during the final minutes of women’s field hockey match

Richard Luscombe

03, Aug, 2021 @3:13 PM

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Tusk master: Wally the walrus departs Isles of Scilly and heads north
Marine experts hope the creature is on his way back to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard

Steven Morris

03, Aug, 2021 @11:08 AM

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Secrets of the New Forest – and where to spot its elusive wildlife
Neil Ansell knows almost every inch of the New Forest, a favourite childhood haunt. He returns to share his favourite spots

Neil Ansell

03, Aug, 2021 @5:30 AM

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