Report Shows Animals with “Charisma” Get Bulk of Conservation Funds From EU

Report Shows Animals with “Charisma” Get Bulk of Conservation Funds From EU

Despite growing levels of awareness of the importance of biodiversity, aesthetically pleasing species still receive far more conservation funding than others, a new study has shown. Invertebrate species often perform vital functions in ecosystems but receive 500 times less the amount of conservation funding than vertebrates do. The big funding receivers in the EU for […]

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High on ‘mad honey’: intoxicated brown bear cub rescued in Turkey

High on ‘mad honey’: intoxicated brown bear cub rescued in Turkey

A disoriented brown bear cub, believed to have become intoxicated after eating an excessive amount of “mad honey”, was rescued in northwestern Turkey’s Duzce province on Thursday. Footage showed the female bear wobbling and whining as she sat belly-up in the back of a pick-up truck, after people rescued the visibly-debilitated animal from the forest. […]

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Some female bears may select dens near to people to keep the threat of males away

Some female bears may select dens near to people to keep the threat of males away

Some female bears may select dens for hibernation in areas nearer to human activity to keep the threat of males from them and their vulnerable newborn cubs, researchers suggest. A study led by conservation experts at Nottingham Trent University and European partners involved monitoring populations of brown bears in the Cantabrian mountain range in northern […]

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