French President Macron wants to allow trapping of 110,000+ wild birds

French President Macron wants to allow trapping of 110,000+ wild birds

Terrible news for wild birds in France: President Emmanuel Macron has just re-authorised horrific bird trapping practices which only have their place in history books. BirdLife’s French Partner, LPO, reports. Unbelievable but true: French President Emmanuel Macron is endorsing bird poaching! The day after the World Conservation Union’s World Congress in Marseille, where he declared […]

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Butterflies released in Finland contained parasitic wasps – with more wasps inside

Butterflies released in Finland contained parasitic wasps – with more wasps inside

When caterpillars of a beautiful butterfly were introduced on to the tiny island of Sottunga in the Åland archipelago, scientists hoped to study how the emerging butterflies would disperse across the landscape. But researchers did not realise that their introduction of the Glanville fritillary (Melitaea cinxia) led to the emergence of three other species on […]

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‘Overwhelming’: hundreds of migrating birds die after crashing into NYC glass towers

‘Overwhelming’: hundreds of migrating birds die after crashing into NYC glass towers

Hundreds of birds migrating through New York City this week died after crashing into the city’s glass towers, a mass casualty event spotlighted by a New York City Audubon volunteer’s tweets showing the World Trade Center littered with bird carcasses. This week’s avian death toll was particularly high, but bird strikes on Manhattan skyscrapers are […]

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