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Historic decision to allow a referendum about hunting in Malta

Birdlife Malta has reported on the Maltese Constitutional Court’s recent positive decision to allow a referendum on spring hunting to take place.

 

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news/Brown_bears_in_Bern,_Switzerland Large European carnivores are increasing and co-existing with people finds a new study

The brown bear, the Eurasian lynx, the grey wolf and the wolverine all have stable or increasing populations in Europe. This European situation showcases that it is possible for large carnivores and people to share the same landscapes, finds a new study published in the journal Science.


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news/Bearded_tit Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust launches a 10-point manifesto for protecting our remaining wetlands

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust recently launched its Wetland Manifesto at a reception at the Houses of Parliament.

MPs, peers and business leaders heard how protecting our remaining wetlands can help our health, the economy and the public purse.


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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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