Botswana: Mystery elephant deaths caused by cyanobacteria

Botswana: Mystery elephant deaths caused by cyanobacteria

Toxins made by microscopic algae in water caused the previously unexplained deaths of hundreds of elephants in Botswana, wildlife officials say. Botswana is home to a third of Africa’s declining elephant population. The alarm was raised when elephant carcasses were spotted in the country’s Okavango Delta between May and June. Officials say a total of […]

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Horror images show reality of brutal badger cull unfolding in the countryside

Horror images show reality of brutal badger cull unfolding in the countryside

Gruesome images have revealed the horror of the badger cull as marksmen aim to kill nearly 65,000 of the animals this autumn. Lying bloodied and lifeless, the creatures have been shot as part of the Government’s controversial programme to curb the spread of tuberculosis in cows. Another is bagged up ready for incineration. This year’s […]

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