Australia’s wildlife carers set to work around the clock over Christmas

Australia’s wildlife carers set to work around the clock over Christmas

Wildlife carers in Australia are ready to work around the clock over Christmas, preparing for more admissions particularly for baby animals stressed by hot weather, bushfires and drought. Conditions have cooled over the past few days, after devastating bushfires that have burnt more than 4 million hectares across five states since September. Nine people have […]

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Foxhunting carries on with impunity, says former police chief

Foxhunting carries on with impunity, says former police chief

Foxhunting is continuing with impunity across the UK, with police and courts failing to hold those organising and taking part in them accountable, a former senior police officer has said, as the hunting season gears up towards its Boxing Day ceremonial climax. In November, anti-hunting campaigners collected 126 witness reports of foxhunting with hounds, including […]

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Community conservation agreements a lifeline for Uganda’s grey crowned cranes

Community conservation agreements a lifeline for Uganda’s grey crowned cranes

KABALE DISTRICT, Uganda — Ten years ago, grey crowned cranes (Balearica regulorum) had become a rare sight along the highway connecting the Ugandan capital, Kampala, to Rwanda. Across the birds’ entire range in East and Southern Africa, the cranes’ populations had declined steeply. But efforts to restore their wetland habitats in Uganda are succeeding, and […]

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Hunt saboteurs film pack of hounds tearing body of fox apart ‘after trail hunt’ through the grounds of the Duke of Devonshire’s family seat, Chatsworth House

Hunt saboteurs film pack of hounds tearing body of fox apart ‘after trail hunt’ through the grounds of the Duke of Devonshire’s family seat, Chatsworth House

A group that sabotages animal hunts has revealed horrific footage of a pack of hounds tearing the body of a fox apart after a trail hunt which it claims went through the grounds of 35,000-acre Peak District estate Chatsworth House. The fox was chased through the grounds of the property in Derbyshire which has featured […]

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Stuck in a muddle with you! Two baby elephants are rescued after falling into a muddy waterhole in Zimbabwe

Stuck in a muddle with you! Two baby elephants are rescued after falling into a muddy waterhole in Zimbabwe

Two baby elephants have been rescued after falling into a muddy waterhole during a severe drought in Zimbabwe. The elephants, Tess and Mana, were discovered by wildlife photographer Jens Cullmann at Mana Pools National Park last month and she alerted the ‘Wild is life’ animal sanctuary. Ropes and shovels were used by members of the […]

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