‘They could disappear overnight’: rare Italian deer make long journey

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In a meadow in northern Italy, the fog engulfs a forklift truck putting long, narrow boxes inside a green mounted police transporter. Small openings in the crates reveal the fearful looks of stocky deer, their antlers sawn off to prevent injury during transport. It will be a long trip, more than 1,000km (620 miles) and…

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Greater Mekong proves an ark of biodiversity, with 380 new

A thick-thumbed bat, a color-changing lizard, and a Muppet-looking orchid are just a few of the 380 new-to-science species found and described in the Greater Mekong region of Southeast Asia between 2021 and 2022. In a report released this week by WWF, researchers highlight the remarkable diversity in this underexplored hotbed of life. The report…

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Why the climate crisis is making our insects run for

In the Alps and Apennines of southern Europe, nearly all the longhorn beetles are moving uphill, and way up at the peaks, the isolation of a brown butterfly with orange-tipped wings is pushing it towards extinction. This is a snapshot of a global trend. With temperatures rising and pressure on biodiversity growing, insects vital to…

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The vanishing swifts from the sky above my shed are

On 7 May, I tweeted that swifts had appeared in the skies over the shed where I write on the same day in 2022, and predicted, if they kept to their schedule, they would leave overnight on 7 August. My excitement was short-lived. I’ve seen no more than three or four breeding pairs over the…

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More than 40,000 hectares of nationally vital koala habitat marked

Conservationists say forest areas that include 41,000 hectares of nationally important koala habitat have been identified for potential logging on the north coast of New South Wales in the region’s 12-month logging plan.The analysis, by the North East Forest Alliance, comes as pressure grows on the NSW government to cease logging of native forests after…

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Country diary: The osprey is low in her nest –

Every year we wait and wonder. Will they come back? Will they reunite and mate? Will the chicks survive? This agonising starts in late March as we scan the skies above the loch for the return of the ospreys from Africa. One normally arrives in late March or early April, usually the male, with a…

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‘All I see are ghosts’: fear and fury as the

On a rainy spring morning, huddled under the shelter of an ancient cedar, Jared Hobbs hoots, whoops and squawks. In years past, he could lure curious owls by drawing on his extensive repertoire. Among them are the whoo whoo whoo whooo territorial calls, alarm barks and a simple “helicopter” breeding call that coo coo coo…

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Video, photos allegedly show first ivory-billed woodpecker sighting since 1944

New video and photographs purporting to show ivory-billed woodpeckers flying in a Louisiana forest were published by researchers on Thursday, as government officials said they will make a final decision this year on whether the birds are extinct. The images — grainy and taken from a distance by drones and trail cameras — offer tantalizing…

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Escalating Human-Wildlife Conflicts Threaten Lion Survival in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa, known for its diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes, is home to one of the world’s most iconic and majestic creatures—the lion. However, the king of the savannah is facing grave challenges that threaten its very existence. Lions in this region are being targeted by poachers and herders, resulting in devastating consequences for their…

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More than 5,000 new species discovered in Pacific deep-sea mining

Scientists have discovered more than 5,000 new species living on the seabed in an untouched area of the Pacific Ocean that has been identified as a future hotspot for deep-sea mining, according to a review of the environmental surveys done in the area.It is the first time the previously unknown biodiversity of the Clarion-Clipperton Zone…