Tiny solar backpacks could help save the plains wanderer –

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A joint plan to save an endangered bird species from extinction is benefitting from an experimental tool – tiny solar-powered backpacks.Plains wanderers are small, fawn-coloured, ground-dwelling birds with speckled throats that live in the semi-arid grasslands of north-western Victoria and the New South Wales Riverina.The birds were once found across eastern Australia but their numbers…

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Talking to whales: can AI bridge the chasm between our

Tom Mustill was kayaking with his friend Charlotte in Monterey Bay, California, when an animal three times the size of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex hurtled from the water and crashed down on their tiny craft. As the flying humpback whale fell upon them and their kayak was sucked beneath the waves, Mustill assumed he would…

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Southeast Asia’s big cats like their prey rare — as

Tigers and clouded leopards are two of Southeast Asia’s most threatened and enigmatic big cat species. With the numbers of both in sharp decline across the region, leaving their remaining populations small and fragmented, it’s unsurprising that scientists know very little about basic things — such as what they eat. But now, a new study…

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Extinction clock ticking for the capercaillie with less than 500

Capercaillie numbers have been falling for decades and despite repeated attempts to boost the population it can now only be found in the Highlands. Experts from the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) said that when surveys started in 1991, capercaillie numbered approximately 2,200 birds, spread from Argyll and Perthshire to the south and west…

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India reintroduces cheetahs to wild after big cats airlifted from

Eight Namibian cheetahs have been airlifted to India, part of an ambitious project to reintroduce the big cats after they were driven to extinction there decades ago, officials and vets said.The wild cheetahs were moved by road from a game park north of the Namibian capital of Windhoek on Friday to board a chartered Boeing…

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Landlines by Raynor Winn review – back on the trail

“I’m not really sure why I’m here, lying in a bin-bag on the side of a hill, but I’m strangely glad that I am,” writes Raynor Winn, part of the way through her latest walking odyssey with her husband, Moth. She won’t be the only one glad. With her previous books, The Salt Path and…

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Fears for platypus populations after flooding in Queensland and NSW

There are fears that platypus populations might have been wiped out by recent floods in greater Brisbane, sparking new calls for the species to be nationally recognised as threatened. While the platypus is endangered in South Australia and was listed as vulnerable in Victoria last year, the iconic monotreme is not officially considered threatened in…

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Uganda jails 2 poachers for 17 years over killing of

KAMPALA, Uganda – A court in Uganda has sentenced two men to 17 years each in prison for poisoning to death six lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Last year, the bodies of six tree-climbing lions were discovered at the park in southwestern Uganda, making headlines around the world. All of them had been poisoned, their…

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Birds of Hawaii Face Threats Of Extinction As Climate Change

Some of Hawaii’s most beautiful birds will soon go extinct without intervention. Only a few dozen ‘akikiki (Oreomystis bairdi), live in the wild, and another 42 are in captivity. The species is confined to Kauai and one of Hawaii’s most endangered birds. The ‘akeke‘e (Loxops caeruleirostris) population is larger but also endangered, with just 600…

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Over 200 Exotic Animals Seized After Videos Revealed Horrible Living

Shocking videos have revealed the awful conditions that animals at a popular sanctuary are being kept in. The Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation has marketed itself as a great place for animals, but recent videos reveal that this is not the case. According to animal rights activists, a Mexican animal protection group, and Mexican authorities, these…

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