What the Mauritius kestrel can teach us about wildlife reintroductions

What the Mauritius kestrel can teach us about wildlife reintroductions

They were once considered the most threatened bird in the world: with just four remaining individuals on the island in 1974, the Mauritius kestrel (Falco punctatus) seemed doomed to extinction. Now, it’s a conservation marvel, acting as an example for the translocation and reintroduction of other species too. A team of scientists from five organizations […]

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WATCH: World’s Loneliest Orca Bangs Head Against Tank in Heartbreaking Moment That Will Make You Cry

WATCH: World’s Loneliest Orca Bangs Head Against Tank in Heartbreaking Moment That Will Make You Cry

An animal rights group captured a heartbreaking video of an orca whale named Kiska slamming her head against the walls of her enclosure. Dubbed “the loneliest whale in the world,” Kiska lives alone at Marineland in Niagra Falls. The other whales held there have died over the years, including five of Kiska’s babies. In the […]

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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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