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Migratory shorebirds could face extinction within a decade

Migrating shorebirds that travel to Australia from Siberia are under serious threat from development, which is destroying the vital feeding grounds they rely on during the epic journey.

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news/East-Reservoir-London-Wildlife-Trust 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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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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