The latest assessment of the status of the UK’s regularly-occurring bird species, Birds of Conservation Concern 5, reveals more than one in four species are in serious trouble.
Compiled by a coalition of the UK’s leading bird conservation and monitoring organizations, the report assessed each species against a set of objective criteria and assigned it to a Green, Amber or Red List – indicating an increasing level of conservation concern.
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It's party time for cuttlefish
A season of dancing, light displays and flirtatious shenanigans is on the cards for the cephalopods
The immortal freshwater organism that tangles prey with its toxic, harpoon-flinging tentacles
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Giraffe numbers on the up
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THEIR FIGHT IS OUR FIGHT
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Daddy, The Dictator
Vladimir Putin is fiercely protective of his private life. But could his adult daughters be his Achilles heel?
ELON MUSK ASKED TO TESTIFY ON TWITTER BY UK PARLIAMENT
A British parliamentary committee scrutinizing draft online safety legislation has invited Elon Musk to discuss his plans to buy Twitter and the changes he’s proposing for the social media platform.
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