IN Southern Africa, white and black rhinos are often translocated to avoid inbreeding or overpopulation of an area. Previously, rhinos were moved, fully awake, in crates or on pallets, but there were problems, including the possibility of injury to the huge herbivores. When lifted by helicopter, the crates also had a tendency to swing around dangerously.
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They’re colourful, accessible and popular, and many are expanding their ranges into and across the British Isles. We uncover more about the changing fortunes of some of Britain’s favourite insects.
With birdsong in full force and summer knocking on the door, there’s plenty to discover this month.
In May, the quiet coastal town of Whyalla bursts into life as thousands of Australian giant cuttlefish gather offshore to breed.
On the trail of wolves
Much of the Italian landscape has long been bereft of wolves. Now, a burgeoning population is reclaiming old haunts.
Across the world, land that has been used and abandoned by humans is being recolonised by the plants and animals that were there in the first place. Cal Flyn highlights ten hotspots where wildlife is thriving among the ruins.
The conservationist discusses the much-anticipated UK Environment Bill and invites your thoughts on the subject.
MIKE DILGER'S WILDLIFE WATCHING
In his series of great places to watch wildlife in the UK, the star of BBC One’s The One Show this month heads for upland watercourses, which hold many unexpected surprises not found in their lowland counterparts.
Many insects are easy to miss in the melee of summer buzzing. Our eyes and ears become bamboozled by the gaudy and gallant – butterflies, dragonflies, bees, beetles – and we overlook the more subtle species. But low-key insects, such as this month’s dipteran delight, are worth seeking out.
Tales From The Bush Befriended By A Fox
A change of scene saw Chuck Graham form an unexpected bond with one of his new neighbours – a wild island fox.
Bringing Back The Tiger
Just over a decade ago, leaders of all 13 tiger range countries came together in a bold and inspiring pledge to save this iconic big cat. Their pledge? To double tiger populations by 2022, the next Chinese Year of the Tiger. So, with seven months to go, who is on track to deliver?