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Rare bee-eaters nest on the Isle of Wight for first time on record

A pair of colourful and rare bee-eaters, normally to be found in southern continental Europe, has set up home on National Trust land on the Isle of Wight.

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news/2010_jan/rhino_poacher_gets_77_years Record sentence for rhino poacher

In a rare decision a poacher from South Africa has been sentenced to the heaviest penalty available for committing wildlife crimes, after being arrested in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in 2011 for killing three rhino calves.

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news/2010_jan/devon_Beavers Devon's beavers could be heading back to captivity
A petition launched by the Devon Wildlife Trust is the latest chapter in an ongoing debate about the future of the beavers living in the southwest on the River Otter.
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news/2010_jan/wildebeest_migration_serengeti East African Court of Justice rules out construction of Serengeti super highway
High court ruling is heralded as a major victory for wildlife conservation, but threat of increased traffic and pollution in the national park remains.
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news/2010_jan/bee_pesticide The real, devastating risk of neonicotinoids revealed

In the news recently there have been reports about pesticide companies putting pressure on the UK government to overturn an EU ban on the use of the systemic pesticides, neonicotinoids, which have been proven to have toxic effects on bees.

However scientists say they are now able to provide conclusive evidence that neonicotinoids and fipronil not only affect bees and pollinators, but also threaten whole ecosystems.

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Every week we will feature a reader photo on our home page. This This week the congratulations goes to  Tris Enticknap for her image of a menacing herd of Cape buffalo on the Chada Plain, Katavi National Park in Tanzania 

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