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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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news/2010_jan/south_africa_rhino_poaching_levels A record 1,020 rhinos poached in South Africa this year
More than 1,000 rhinos have been poached in South Africa since January, beating last year’s total of 1004 with still six weeks of the year to go.
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news/2010_jan/circus_lion Circus debate: Should wild animals be banned from UK circuses?
Following the news on Friday November 7 that the proposed ban on wild animals in UK circuses has been blocked for the third time we asked two leading politicians, one from each side of the debate, to put their side across; Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell, who blocked the Bill on October 17, and former Defra Minister and Labour MP Jim Fitzpatrick who proposed the Bill.
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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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