Beavers are mysteriously back in Britain – will this be another species Natural England will not welcome?

Tom Buckley was overjoyed. Earlier this year the retired environmental scientist proudly documented the first family of beavers living wild in England since the species was hunted to near extinction in Britain several hundred years ago—a discovery that came almost by accident.

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Bearded vulture shot in France – sad reminder that direct persecution is still very much a threat in some parts of Europe

Fortunately the bird was successfully rehabilitated and released back into the wild, but the incident is even more worrying now that warning shots against vultures have been authorized in parts of France.

Layrou, a young male Bearded Vulture, born in 2013 at the Guadalentín specialized captive breeding center (Andalusia, Spain) […]