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Success for bison and Red Kite…but 31 species declared Extinct

The European bison and Red Kite have retreated from extinction, according to an update of the official extinction ‘RedList’.  These victories for Europe’s largest terrestrial mammal and one of its most magnificent birds of prey have resulted from repeated conservation action. The European Bison is now a keystone species due to is crucial role within […]

Rare rufous bush chat sighted in UK for first time in 40 years

A rufous bush chat was spotted on Saturday at a salt marsh in Stiffkey, north Norfolk, prompting hundreds of birdwatchers to since flock to the area.  The rufous bush chat, also referred to as the rufous warbler and rufous bush robin, is native to southern Spain, Africa and the Balkans and is partially migratory, wintering […]

Tasmanian Devils reintroduced to mainland Australia after 3,000 years

Tasmanian devils have been reintroduced into the wild in mainland Australia for the first time in 3,000 years.  Scientists hope that the predators’ release can help balance ecosystems devastated by invasive species.  Species recovery organisation Aussie Ark has collaborated with non-profits Global Wildlife Conservation and WildArk to release 26 captive-raised individuals into an expansive 1,000 […]

40% of world’s plant and fungi species face extinction

Two fifths of global plants and fungi species are at risk of extinction as humans encroach on the natural world, states a new international report from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.  The grim assessment states that scientists are in a race against time to discover, identify and rescue plant and fungi species before we lose […]

Conservation success stories of 2020

2020 has been a difficult year.  What with Coronavirus, Brexit, enduring racism necessitating the Black Lives Matter movement and World War 3 seeming dangerously imminent, it has been easy to feel increasingly hopeless about the world that we live in.  In the field of wildlife conservation specifically, the Covid-19 pandemic has been particularly disheartening, placing […]

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