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Britain's National Bird Campaign shortlist announced

After months of voting, the shortlist for Britain’s Vote National Bird Campaign has been announced. The public now has until 7 May 2015 to choose which British bird will be crowned Britain’s National Bird and can vote at

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news/Lynx-by-Erwin-van-Maanen First steps taken in lynx reintroduction into the UK
The Lynx UK Trust has announced a public consultation as a final stage in its preparations to formally request reintroduction licences for the lynx to be brought back to England and Scotland.
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news/2009_jan/marine_debris Ocean debris found to have impacted a staggering 700 marine species
Nearly 700 species of marine animal have encountered man-made debris such as plastic and glass new research shows.
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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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