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When Wild Beasts Roamed the UK
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, UK )

- 1450 days ago -
The Victorian period witnessed a huge surge in the number of exotic beasts in the towns and cities of England - as creatures were imported from the far reaches of the British Empire. But Victorians' enthusiasms for wild and dangerous animals had some
The Brunette Squirrel Revealed as Britain's Little Known Fourth Variety of the Nut-Eating Rodent
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, squirrels, UK )

- 1479 days ago -
First it was the red and the grey squirrel, and then the black. Now scientists have recorded a fourth type of squirrel living in the UK - a brunette variety.
Cesar Millan Signs on for Save Lennox Movement, Offers to Take & Rehome Dog
Offbeat  (tags: animal welfare, Cesar Millan, "Dog Whisperer" save Lennox, celebrities, Belfast, save Lennox campaign, Lennox dog, Belfast City Council, Cesar Millan Foundation, UK, twitter )

- 1578 days ago -
On Friday, Millan posted a message to his Twitter account stating that his non-profit the Cesar Millan Foundation was willing to take Lennox in, rehabilitate him and rehome him outside of the UK, far away from the Belfast City Council members.
Toddlers Told Not to Make Nursery Rhyme Sign in Case It Is Offensive
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- 1773 days ago -
Toddlers have been told to stop making a "diamond" star sign while singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in case the gesture is misinterpreted as sign language representing a female body part.
15 Traditional Pub Signs in the UK
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- 1960 days ago -
Pub signs could also be an art expression. Web site was dedicated to finding these traditional pub signs. We are sharing with you 15 best signs in our choice.
Plea for Public Help in Tracking Down Rare UK Butterfly
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, butterfly, UK )

- 2278 days ago -
Conservationists in the Midlands are calling on the public to help expand the area's only colony of the brown hairstreak butterfly. The nationally rare butterfly favours ash trees, and the Worcesterhire Wildlife Trust would like to hear not only of
More Than 30 Birds Face Extinction in UK's Overseas Territories
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, birds, extinction, UK )

- 2300 days ago -
When put together, the UK's overseas territories are fifth in the world league table of bird extinctions, with at least ten species from the territories going to oblivion since 1500AD, partially or wholly because of the impact of non-native mammals,
Toughest Dry Spell for UK Wildlife in More Than 80 Years
Offbeat  (tags: environment, animals, protection, wildlife, dry spell, UK )

- 2301 days ago -
Wildlife is suffering in one of the toughest dry spells in North West England for more than 80 years, say conservationists
Purple Herons Breed for the First Time in the UK
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- 2314 days ago -
The first purple herons ever to breed successfully in the UK have hatched their chicks on the RSPB's Dungeness Nature Reserve in Kent. It is not yet known how many chicks have hatched and confirmation will only be possible when the young fledge in a few
Fears Mount for Survival of UK's Most Famed Osprey
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- 2317 days ago -
Fears are mounting survival of the UK's oldest breeding female osprey, which astounded wildlife experts when it returned to the Scottish Wildlife Trust's Loch of the Lowes wildlife reserve for the 20th consecutive year in March
Harsh Winter Takes Its Toll on UK's Smallest Bird
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, winter, birds, UK )

- 2322 days ago -
New results from the British Trust for Ornithology's (BTO's) Garden BirdWatch suggest that the harsh winter could be having lasting effects on Britain's smallest bird.
Hen Harrier Hotline Set Up in Bid to Save UK's Rarest Bird of Prey
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, birds, survey, UK )

- 2342 days ago -
The public are being asked to help with a nationwide survey of England's most threatened bird of prey that is being carried out this summer
UK Government Fails to Halt Wildlife Declines
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- 2344 days ago -
The Government has quietly slipped out a report showing that more that twice as many of the Government's highest priority species for conservation are declining as are increasing and 5% of the species have actually been declared extinct since the start
ID Scheme for UK's Dolphins
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, ID scheme, UK, dolphins, wildlife )

- 2362 days ago -
A leading marine research charity is asking for the public's help in tracking Britain's dolphin population.
New Bat Species Discovered in UK for the First Time
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, discovery, bats, UK )

- 2372 days ago -
A type of bat never seen before in the UK has been found visiting caves in Yorkshire and Sussex. Myotis alcathoe, or Alcathoe's bat, was identified by a research team led by Professor John Altringham at the University of Leeds and Professor Roger

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