Europe

Anti-bird nets and extinction rate fears

Rebecca Durant says a Norfolk council’s bid to prevent breeding is reckless. Gregory Quiery argues that human activity is responsible for the decline in bird species

14 April 2019

Lost river returns to Somerset 70 years after it dried up

Restoration of unnamed tributary of River Chew offers new habitat for rare wildlife

12 April 2019

Country diary: a guttural call gives the garganeys away

This secretive bird is the only duck species that migrates to the UK in the summer

09 April 2019

Mann sichtet Delfin in der Ostsee

Vor Kiel hat ein Hafenmitarbeiter einen Delfin entdeckt. Die Tiere tauchen immer mal wieder vor der deutschen Ostseeküste auf, sie dort zu beobachten, bleibt aber eine Besonderheit.

09 April 2019

RSPB warns Bacton cliffs netting 'could kill' birds

Sand martins could get stuck and die as a result of netting put on cliffs by a council, the RSPB has warned.

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08 April 2019

Pesticides and antibiotics polluting streams across Europe

Wildlife and human health are threatened say scientists as Syngenta accepts ‘undeniable demand’ for change

08 April 2019

Bat survey plots path of rare species' migration past Isle of Wight

Bat expert Adrian Bicker is regularly travelling from his home in Dorset to the Isle of Wight this spring to gather data for what is thought to be the largest scale area-monitoring survey for bat a

08 April 2019

Anti-poaching camps give honey-buzzard sweet taste of success

The European Honey-buzzard is fearless in the face of stinging wasps and hornets - but it has no defence against illegal shooting for sport.

08 April 2019

Cold weather takes toll on smaller species in UK birdwatch

Big Garden Birdwatch finds fall in long-tailed tits and wrens after ‘beast from the east’

05 April 2019