Puffins being hunted and brought back to the UK despite Government efforts to save the species

Puffins are being hunted 100 at a time by trophy collectors who are allowed to bring the carcasses back to the UK, despite the government’s efforts to save the species.Campaigners and MPs are calling on Theresa Villiers, the new environment secretary, to ban the import of puffin trophies and push the international wildlife trade body […]

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Climate change already forcing world’s birds towards poles, says report

The world’s birds have begun flocking towards the earth’s north and south poles and upwards to higher ground as climate change begins to transform their habitats, a new report has found. One quarter of 570 bird species studied globally have been affected negatively by climate change, while 13% have responded positively, says the study by […]

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The Dark Side of ‘Star Wars’

Picture a nearly-uninhabited rocky island. Greenery grows where the uneven ground flattens out. The sound of the waves crashing on the rocks is punctuated only by the bird calls of thousands of European Storm-petrel, Atlantic Puffin, Black-legged Kittiwake, Manx Shearwater… and the “zzznnn” of lightsabers. The place in question is Skellig Michael, an island that […]

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Creature Feature: Atlantic Puffin

Fantastic coloring and undeniable charm makes the Atlantic puffin one of the most popular and recognizable seabird species – but there’s a lot more to these sturdy birds than you’d first expect. Atlantic puffins are known for their distinctive black-and-white coloring and their brilliant bills. The large, triangular bills sport brilliant red, blue, and yellow […]

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