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New nature reserve to open in London

London Wildlife trust will be transforming what was formerly Stoke Newington Reserve into Woodberry Wetlands, a new nature reserve in north east London set to open to the public in 2015.

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news/Fin_whales_in_Irish_Sea International Whaling Commission to meet in Slovenia on 15 September
Pro-conservation countries and organisations are once again preparing to take on Japan and other pro-whaling nations at the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission on 15 September.
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news/2010_jan/pilot_whale_news Sea Shepherd activists arrive at Taiji Cove in Japan to document annual drive hunt dolphin killing
As a total of 1,398 cetaceans are set to be slaughtered in Japan’s infamous Taiji cove this year, marine charity Sea Shepherd call for more volunteers to become Cove Guardians.
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news/2010_jan/ivory_car Investigation reveals a highly organised ivory trade across Asia and Africa
A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain.  
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news/2010_jan/elephants_zambia Trophy hunting is back in Zambia
Zambia’s 2013 ban on hunting has been lifted, its Minister of Tourism and Arts, Jean Kapata, has announced. This means hunting wildlife, with the exception of big cats, is now legal across the 19 hunting blocks.
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news/Great_white_shark_with_tag_Clinton_Duffy_DoC Great white shark project reveals surprising facts to NZ researchers
A 10-year project to find out more about the great white sharks that migrate through New Zealand waters has shed new light on the behaviour of this fearsome predator
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news/2010_jan/hen_harrier Leading shooting organisations call for hen harrier recovery plan

Despite calls for action to protect the beleagured bird of prey by organisations representing the grouse shooting industry, wildlife conservationists are yet to be convinced the two can co-exist

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world/americas/cougar_draw Cougar subspecies declared extinct
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducted a formal review of the available information and have declared that the Eastern cougar is extinct.
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old_images/b/beaver-swt1 Scottish beaver trial – Beaver disappears after shots heard
After the first week, one adult female disappeared; the time of her disappearance coincided with unauthorized shooting heard in the same area. There has been no sign of the animal since and the matter has been reported to the local police for further investigation.
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world/Africa/charcoal_kiln Congo’s wildlife rangers launch offensive against armed groups trafficking charcoal in gorilla zone of Virunga
The Congolese National Park Authorities have sent the biggest ever deployment of armed rangers to strike at charcoal-making operations run by armed groups deep in the forests of Virunga National Park in Eastern DR Congo.
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