Dam fine: estate owneds across UK queue up to reintroduce beavers

Beavers can regenerate landscapes, encourage wildlife and prevent flooding, and they have friends in high places The must-have accessory for every English country estate was once a gothic folly, a ha-ha or a croquet lawn. Now it is a pair of beavers. Landowners and large estates are racing to acquire licences to reintroduce the water-loving […]

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The jaguars fishing in the sea to survive

The big cats resourceful new behaviour was recorded by a WWF study on a remote island off the coast of Brazil A thriving population of jaguars living on a small, unspoilt island off the coast of the Brazilian Amazon has learned to catch fish in the sea to survive, conservationists have found. The Maracá-Jipioca Ecological […]

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What’s the future for Sri Lanka’s’ lost’ population of whales?

This is the same sperm whale pod Blue Planet filmed off Sri Lanka but flocking tourists are constructing it less of a safe place for these stunning animals These transcendent, haunting images taken by photographer Andrew Sutton in the water of the western Indian Ocean come close to understanding something of the magnificent and enigmatic […]

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IUCN red listing discloses wildlife extermination from treetop to ocean floor

Latest list shows extinction now threatens a third of all assessed species, from monkeys to rhino rays From the tops of trees to the depths of the oceans, humanity’s destruction of wildlife is continuing to drive many species towards extinction, with the most recent developments” red list” showing that a third of all species assessed […]

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Seattle sea cucumber poachers reeled in $1.5 m

Washington man faces prison for role in years-long operation to poach and sell 250,000lb of poorly understood creature A Seattle-area fish processor who hoped to cash in on China’s appetite for sea cucumber faces years in prison for his role in a $1.5m poaching scheme that rocked an already unstable fishery. Federal prosecutors claim Hoon […]

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Cape Cod great white shark gives family a fright by snatch fish from line

Captain says encounter captured on video shoot from fishing boat only left everyone in awe A family angling in Cape Cod Bay had a close encounter with a great white shark when it leaped from the water to snatch a fish they had caught. Doug Nelson, of Franklin, who caught the leaping shark on video […]

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Cape Cod great white shark devotes family a fright by snatch fish from line

Captain says encounter captured on video shot from fishing boat merely left everyone in awe A family fishing in Cape Cod Bay had a close encounter with a great white shark when it leaped from the water to snatch a fish they had caught. Doug Nelson, of Franklin, who caught the leaping shark on video […]

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Seattle sea cucumber poachers reeled in $1.5 m

Washington man faces prison for role in years-long operation to poach and sell 250,000 lb of poorly understood creature A Seattle-area fish processor who hoped to cash in on China’s appetite for ocean cucumber faces years in prison for his role in a $1.5 m poaching strategy that rocked an already unstable fishery. Federal attorneys […]

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