How to eradicate grey squirrels without firing a shot

Is there anything more stupid than the government’s plan to kill grey squirrels? I ask not because I believe – as Animal Aid does – that grey squirrels are harmless. Far from it: they have eliminated red squirrels from most of Britain since their introduction by Victorian landowners, and are now doing the same thing […]

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Video: Feeding seabirds on Ile aux Aigrettes

The seabird translocation project on Ile aux Aigrettes, Mauritius. The aim is to re-establish a community of seabirds on the off shore islet to rebuild lost ecological interactions. Once on the islet, they have to be fed daily until they fledge. On this video, we feed a Red-tailed tropicbird chick.     This video was […]

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Common cranes in the south of France

Puydarrieux is a large man-made lake in the Midi-Pyrénées region in the south of France; it a quite auspicious for this specie’s overwintering as Greylag geese for other ducks such as the European wigeons and teals. It is very well protected by sign posts to prevent non compliant people to get close in order to […]

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Road building spree hurts Amazon birds

A city-dwelling crow in Japan strategically drops a nut near a crosswalk into moving traffic. The bird then waits patiently for the light to turn before dropping down to the road and collecting the cracked nut in safety. While this type of animal behavior is fascinating, such adaptation to the human world is not possible […]

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