Albania’s pelican colony was bouncing back. Now it faces the threat of a new airport

Albania’s pelican colony was bouncing back. Now it faces the threat of a new airport

Half a dozen Dalmatian pelicans fly off as we approach the Narta lagoon, a marshland near Vlora in south-west Albania. It is a majestic sight – six elegantly soaring birds, with necks tilted back and wingspans almost matching that of an albatross. “They’re juveniles,” says Taulant Bino, head of the Albanian Ornithological Society (AOS). “They […]

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First of new criminal behaviour orders is handed out in North Yorkshire to a “prolific” poacher

First of new criminal behaviour orders is handed out in North Yorkshire to a “prolific” poacher

Ryan Thomas Spence, from Redcar and Cleveland, was given the CBO for poaching offences, after being found guilty of Hunting Wild Mammals with dogs at a previous court hearing. In another case, listed at Scarborough Magistrates Court last Thursday (September 9), Spence was also handed a six-month driving ban and more than £1000 worth of […]

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