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Posted: 26 May 2013
An extremely rare parrot has been revealed as the world’s best-loved species after 14,500 votes were cast in an international online poll.
Posted: 25 May 2013
A BirdLife project in Kenya, Ethiopia and South Africa has been shown to significantly improve the livelihoods of local people.
Posted: 24 May 2013
After yesterday's revelation that Natural England has been allowing the culling of a protected species by shooting estates, an even worse, long term case has been exposed.
Posted: 23 May 2013
Despite a public outcry about the proposed culling of Common Buzzards, Natural England has secretly enabled a shooting estate to destroy their eggs this spring.
Posted: 22 May 2013
A 'health check' of the nation's wildlife has revealed declines in more than 60 per cent of all species in Britain over the last half century.
Posted: 21 May 2013
New research has shown that the flightlessness of penguins is largely due to the amount of energy needed to hunt fish and avoid predators.
Posted: 20 May 2013
Conservationists at Morecambe are attempting to record as much of the wildlife present in one day as possible, in an event termed a 'bioblitz'.
Posted: 19 May 2013
Long-line fishing has been eclipsed by a newly realised threat to seabirds from commercial fisheries – that of gillnets.
Posted: 18 May 2013
A radical decline in the population of Turtle Dove breeding in Britain has led to the creation of a telephone hotline to help monitor their numbers.
Posted: 17 May 2013
A lesser-known victim of the current Syrian crisis is the Critically Endangered Northern Bald Ibis, which is down to its last known individual.