While we are fighting to save our rapidly dwindling hedgehog population in Britain (down from 30 million in the 1950s to fewer than 1 million today), conservationists in New Zealand are trying to get rid of them.
The difference, of course, is that hedgehogs are native to Britain, but they are ‘accidental tourists’ in New Zealand, shipped out to remind homesick settlers of their gardens back home (it’s an irony that they are now two-a-penny in New Zealand, while most of those gardens back home haven’t seen a hedgehog in years).
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Some 30 million people a year make a pilgrimage to northern California to see the towering coastal redwoods. But can the remaining stands of these remarkable trees survive the triple scourge of climate change, drought and wildfires?
NICK BAKER Reveals a fascinating world of wildlife that we often overlook.
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Far away in French Polynesia, a little songbird is clinging on to survival. Can the Fatu Hiva monarch beat the odds?
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Seabird chicks fall foul of giant centipedes
Petrels are among the unexpectedly varied diet of the very hungry arthropods.
The RIDDLE of the ROAN
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