Extinct wildlife

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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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The thylacine that wasn't even though we wish it was | First Dog on the Moon
Many folk believe the creatures are still out there and look for them regularly

First Dog on the Moon

24, Feb, 2021 @6:10 AM

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Wildlife expert pours cold water on claims Tasmanian tiger family spotted
Zoologist says the animals seen in the Thylacine Awareness Group’s video are most likely pademelons

Naaman Zhou

23, Feb, 2021 @6:42 AM

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Quarter of known bee species have not been recorded since 1990
Global study finds that species numbers reported in the wild fell sharply between 1990 and 2015

Patrick Barkham

22, Jan, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Wanted: UK bison rangers, no previous experience expected
Project using large beasts to help restore woodland offers unprecedented job opportunity

Patrick Barkham and agencies

13, Jan, 2021 @2:27 PM

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Bison recovering but 31 other species now extinct, says red list
Three frog and one shark species have vanished, and Amazonian dolphin and oak trees are threatened

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

10, Dec, 2020 @1:42 PM

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Rewild to mitigate the climate crisis, urge leading scientists
Restoring degraded natural lands highly effective for carbon storage and avoiding species extinctions

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

14, Oct, 2020 @5:19 PM

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Country diary: a young wood pigeon learns a life lesson
Sandy, Bedfordshire: The hapless bird was one step away from being as dead as a dodo. It was time to teach it to be more wary

Derek Niemann

14, Oct, 2020 @4:30 AM

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