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Vets want inhumane badger cull method dropped

Vets want inhumane badger cull method dropped | wildlife | Scoop.it
CONTROLLED SHOOTING of badgers is not being carried out effectively or humanely in the battle to halt the spread of bovine tuberculosis and should be ceased immediately, an influential group of veterinarians said.
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Rare birds of prey still 'target for criminals' - The National

Rare birds of prey still 'target for criminals' - The National | wildlife | Scoop.it
SOME of Scotland’s rarest birds of prey continue to be a target for wildlife crime despite a fall in...
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Amazing: Tiny Birds Fly Without Landing for Three Days

Amazing: Tiny Birds Fly Without Landing for Three Days | wildlife | Scoop.it
Warblers that weigh about as much as a stack of 12 business cards fly thousands of miles across the Atlantic during their fall migration.
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Badgers TB vaccine: Cornwall expansion plans

Badgers TB vaccine: Cornwall expansion plans | wildlife | Scoop.it
A trial to give Bovine TB vaccines to badgers will expand after it was deemed a success by scientists in Cornwall.

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Gordon McGlone's curator insight, March 25, 2015 10:14 AM

This is a well founded, scientifically designed example of leadership.  Rosie Woodroffe has used all of her research and field experience to get a large scale badger vaccination programme underway in Cornwall.

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Badgers Take Centre Stage for the Next General Election

Badgers Take Centre Stage for the Next General Election | wildlife | Scoop.it
Badgers have friends and those friends vote. No longer can politicians arrogantly cook up backroom deals with farming and landowning interests to destroy badgers, without paying a high political price....
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Testing 'better than badger cull'

Testing 'better than badger cull' | wildlife | Scoop.it
Stepping up cattle testing is a far more effective bovine TB control strategy than shooting badgers, according to computer modelling work.
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Two endangered monkeys die at zoo after being left out in cold by caretaker

Two endangered monkeys die at zoo after being left out in cold by caretaker | wildlife | Scoop.it
The cotton-top Tamarins were among three that were kept outside in temperatures that dipped below freezing
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Badgers Take Centre Stage for the Next General Election

Badgers Take Centre Stage for the Next General Election | wildlife | Scoop.it
Badgers have friends and those friends vote. No longer can politicians arrogantly cook up backroom deals with farming and landowning interests to destroy badgers, without paying a high political price....
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POLL: Thousands poll against badger cull being rolled out to the rest of Britain, after failure in Gloucestershire

POLL: Thousands poll against badger cull being rolled out to the rest of Britain, after failure in Gloucestershire | wildlife | Scoop.it
The badger cull should not be rolled out to the rest of Britain's countryside, according to our readers.
A survey of more than 2,000 people on the Echo website showed overwhelming objection to...
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Canada just became the first nation to opt out of every proposal to protect new endangered species

Canada just became the first nation to opt out of every proposal to protect new endangered species | wildlife | Scoop.it
Harper voted against protecting an endangered species from international trade. 76 times.

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Petition: Don't Let Big Industry Gut the Endangered Species Act

Petition: Don't Let Big Industry Gut the Endangered Species Act | wildlife | Scoop.it
We can't stand for trumped up hearings that allowing the Endangered Species Act to be gutted by Big Industry. (23195 signatures on petition)
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Critically Endangered Porpoise Could Be Extinct in Four Years

Critically Endangered Porpoise Could Be Extinct in Four Years | wildlife | Scoop.it
The world's most endangered porpoise could go extinct in four or five years if the Mexican government doesn't step up enforcement against illegal fishing.

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Endangered species: Food and fuel pursuit pushing animals to extinction ... - The Independent

Endangered species: Food and fuel pursuit pushing animals to extinction ... - The Independent | wildlife | Scoop.it
Snakes, butterflies, and a number of exotic fish are on the brink of extinction, according to the latest list of the world's most endangered species.
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He must be quackers! Exotic Mandarin duck makes new home in Dewsbury

He must be quackers! Exotic Mandarin duck makes new home in Dewsbury | wildlife | Scoop.it
Thousands of miles from home, Dewsbury duck seeks feathered friend
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Badgers like to steer clear of cattle, satellite tracking shows

Badgers like to steer clear of  cattle, satellite tracking shows | wildlife | Scoop.it
TCD zoologists place collars carrying devices on 50 nocturnal foragers in Wicklow
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Endangered butterfly species records 10-year high

Endangered butterfly species records 10-year high | wildlife | Scoop.it
The warm weather of 2014 boosted the number of some butterflies, including one of the UK's rarest species, the High Brown Fritillary, a survey has found.
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Beavers are back – and we should welcome them with open arms - The Guardian

Beavers are back – and we should welcome them with open arms - The Guardian | wildlife | Scoop.it
John Lister-Kaye: We drove beavers to extinction in Britain. Now they’re back, and thriving from Devon to Scotland. Every wetland should have some
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Birds Moving North - National Wildlife Federation

Birds Moving North - National Wildlife Federation | wildlife | Scoop.it
As winters get warmer, birds once rare at northern backyard feeders are becoming more common during the cold months
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Testing ‘better than badger cull’ say scientist...

Testing ‘better than badger cull’ say scientist... | wildlife | Scoop.it
Frequent testing of cattle is a far more effective way of controlling bovine tuberculosis (TB) than culling badgers, research suggests. A new computer simulation showed that vigilant cattle testing...
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Top tips to help winter wildlife | Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Top tips to help winter wildlife | Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust | wildlife | Scoop.it
Wildlife has many different strategies for surviving the cold winter - some migrate, some hibernate, and some just try to tough it out. But those that do stick with us have a hard time as the temperatures drop.
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GMOs Are Killing the Bees, Butterflies, Birds and . . . ?

GMOs Are Killing the Bees, Butterflies, Birds and . . . ? | wildlife | Scoop.it
  "It is ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray." - Rachel Carson, Silent SpringWhen the ho

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Sir David Attenborough Says Humans May Be An Endangered Species - Huffington Post

Sir David Attenborough Says Humans May Be An Endangered Species - Huffington Post | wildlife | Scoop.it
Of all the problems Sir David Attenborough has witnessed throughout the natural world, he sees none so pressing as the one facing our own species, which he believes could die out if we don't tackle booming populations....
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2014 Review Of The Year, Part I: Birds - Yorkshire Coast Nature

2014 Review Of The Year, Part I: Birds - Yorkshire Coast Nature | wildlife | Scoop.it
YCN REVIEW OF YEAR 2014
When we look back over 2014 we remember many wonderful moments involving both wildlife and adventures with our clients. These...
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Government slammed for another year of badger cull failure

Government slammed for another year of badger cull failure | wildlife | Scoop.it
RT @IFAWUK: The Government wants to cull baby badgers now http://t.co/dwu0WzVdVp
Photo credit: Greyheron http://t.co/snI5HAzQhQ
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Badger cull 'cost £5,200 per animal'

Badger cull 'cost £5,200 per animal' | wildlife | Scoop.it
Badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire have cost the equivalent of £5,200 for each badger killed, an animal charity says.

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Gordon McGlone's curator insight, November 14, 2014 2:59 PM

Care for the Wild is challenging Defra's figures as it claims that the substantial policing costs, funded by another government department,mother Home Office, are not included in their original figure.