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World wildlife populations halved in 40 years - report

The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, the London Zoological Society (ZSL) says in its new Living Planet Index.

30 September 2014

New controversy over Malta's bird slaughter

Island MP Karmenu Vella nominated as European commissioner to head green policies, including wildlife protection

29 September 2014

Wildlife licences: can’t shoot robins, but Egyptian geese are game

Changes spare top birds of Britain and allows trapping and releasing protected species found on farmland

17 September 2014

£20m salt marsh to create wildlife habitat and fight erosion from sea

Somerset scheme set to absorb high tides and waves but critics say money should have gone on flood defences for residents

08 September 2014

Birders flock to see exotic bee-eaters

Brightly-coloured birds, normally found in the Mediterranean, have produced eight chicks on the Isle of Wight.

02 September 2014

Warblers and turtle doves join RSPB list of birds at risk of dying out

Bad weather and loss of habitat blamed as more breeding native species are at risk of extinction.

30 August 2014

UK wagtails face long-term decline

Numbers dwindling of all three species found in the country along with key farmland birds, survey reveals.

29 August 2014

Iceland's Seabird Colonies Are Vanishing, With "Massive" Chick Deaths

Winged warnings - Climate and ocean changes blamed for huge losses of puffins, kittiwakes, and terns.

27 August 2014

Efforts to curb invasive species spark battle in the countryside

Wildlife experts warn that government attempts to draw up new controls on invading non-native species could threaten familiar birds such as barn owls, and damage British biodiversity

23 August 2014