Europe

Gannet bonanza on Yorkshire cliffs

A gannet bonanza has been confirmed on the towering cliffs of Yorkshire by research from the RSPB.

BBC

14 July 2017

Puffins of the Inner Hebrides – a photo essay

Photographer Murdo MacLeod travelled on a converted fishing boat to the Treshnish Isles and Staffa in the Inner Hebrides to admire puffin breeding colonies, where the birds nest in burrows on the e

07 July 2017

What Nottinghamshire’s bee-eaters tell us about conservation and big business

Exotic migrants to the UK have set up home in a quarry owned by a sand mining company – an industry that is destroying wildlife habitats worldwide

06 July 2017

Anyone wondering about the brown boxes appearing on trees in parts of Belfast?

Bat boxes have appeared on trees across Belfast in a City Council drive to teach people about bio-diversity.

06 July 2017

La lutte contre le trafic d’ivoire a une nouvelle arme

Aux fusils des braconniers, la lutte contre le trafic d’éléphants va pouvoir opposer une nouvelle arme : un outil pour relever les empreintes digitales sur l’ivoire.

06 July 2017

I pick up plastic waste to save it from landfill. It's lonely but worth it

In my single-handed fight I have collected 180,000 items – 50 pieces of litter a day for 10 years. If only the world didn’t find this weird

04 July 2017

Tackle UK's plastic bottle problem with money-back scheme, ministers told

Opposition parties increase pressure for deposit return initiative to boost recycling and keep litter off streets and beaches

04 July 2017

Lawyers plan to stop UK dropping EU rules on environment after Brexit

Taskforce head says complexity, scale and political resistance mean key protections could be lost during rollover into law

03 July 2017

Rare bee-eaters under 24-hour guard in East Leake quarry

Seven bee-eater birds rarely seen in the UK are under 24-hour guard at a quarry over fears any potential nests could be disturbed.

01 July 2017