Europe

Guardia Civil seize network of Chinese elver smugglers

EVERY operation undertaken by the Guardia Civil is given a special name and when the Nature arm, Seprona, started an investigation into the illegal export of Angulas (elvers or juvenile eels) it wa

23 May 2016

The long-distance migrants are back in force

After a slow spring, Stephen Moss’s favourite summer visitors have all returned to Somerset – cuckoo, swift, hobby and a surprise redstart

22 May 2016

New study confirms EU nature laws’ effectiveness

A new research paper, just published in the journal Conservation Letters by scientists at the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) Centre for Conservation Science, is the latest in a line of scientific eviden

19 May 2016

Spectacular bearded vulture spotted for first time in UK

Ornithologists hope for glimpse of species reported to have been seen in Wales and west country

16 May 2016

Uncovering the secrets of Arctic seabird colonies

The location of seabird colonies along the northern Norwegian coast is strongly controlled by fish larvae and plankton 'hot spots,' where currents and the contours of the coast concentrate food for

13 May 2016

Black-winged stilts return in force to Sussex

Ten slender black and white birds are wading through the water, their red, stick-like legs folding and unfolding

10 May 2016

France Becomes First European Country To Ban All Ivory Trade

As a vast tusk-burning ceremony unfolded on May 1 in Nairobi, French Minister of Ecology, Ségolène Royal, announced a complete ban on ivory trade on French soil.

03 May 2016