Extinct wildlife

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My sci-fi novel about recreating an extinct species is becoming a reality – but even if we can, should we? | James Bradley
The idea of reintroducing mammoths to the Arctic to slow climate change isn’t entirely fanciful, but it does raise deeper ethical concerns

James Bradley

21, Sep, 2021 @5:30 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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Success of past rewilding projects shows path to restoring damaged ecosystems
Concept is now widely accepted after initial controversy around projects such as Yellowstone wolves – though opposition remains

Stephen Moss

13, Sep, 2021 @6:23 PM

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Firm raises $15m to bring back woolly mammoth from extinction
Scientists set initial sights on creating elephant-mammoth hybrid, with first calves expected in six years

Ian Sample Science editor

13, Sep, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Rewilding: should we bring the lynx back to Britain?
Reintroducing the big cats could control deer numbers and enrich ecosystems but farmers and the public need reassurance, say experts

Phoebe Weston

16, Aug, 2021 @11:47 AM

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‘We are going to lose these birds’: the quiet fight to save the golden-shouldered parrot
Nearly a century after the extinction of the paradise parrot, a tiny team is trying to protect its cousin – by using land clearing

Andrew Stafford

07, Aug, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Spain imposes one-year ban on shooting of at-risk turtle dove
Population of threatened bird in western Europe could increase by 5% if hunting stopped

Patrick Barkham

24, Jun, 2021 @4:57 PM

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Country diary: Is this the last ring ouzel in southern England?
West Dartmoor, Devon: I feared this day might come – the dwindling numbers of this mountain blackbird have come down to a lone male

Charlie Elder

07, Jun, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Hares, cranes, bitterns: small triumphs in the battle to rewild Britain’s landscape
A Lincolnshire project is restoring native flora and fauna to the area and it’s just the start of a UK-wide environmental drive

Robin McKie

23, May, 2021 @7:45 AM

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The story of the Paradise parrot – the only mainland Australian bird marked ‘extinct’
Conservationists could make a case for saving a gorgeous bird but preserving its prosaic habitat was, in the 1920s and 30s, a bridge too far

Paul Daley

01, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Australia confirms extinction of 13 more species, including first reptile since colonisation
Christmas Island forest skink and 12 mammals on list, which also includes the desert bettong, broad-cheeked hopping mouse and Nullarbor barred bandicoot

Adam Morton Environment editor

03, Mar, 2021 @5:15 AM

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Tasmanian tiger devotees feed Australia's guilty obsession with a deliberate extinction
The last known thylacine died in 1936, but many are still fixated on proving it lives on

Gary Nunn

26, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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