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Mark Lowen visits an elephant orphanage in Kenya's Tsavo national park to see the effects of wildlife poaching.
A seal is spotted on the banks of the River Wye in Monmouth after venturing 15 miles up the river which is swollen by the rain.
Illegal wildlife hunting is on the increase in Afghanistan, threatening several vulnerable species, campaigners say.
A research project started by conservationist Sir Peter Scott, recording the unique faces of migratory swans visiting Slimbridge in Gloucestershire, is celebrating its 50th year.
Experts from around the world are gathering in London to discuss the 'global crisis' of the illegal international trade in wildlife.
An owl that has become a tourist attraction in a town centre park is displaying "unique behaviour", experts say.
Scientists believe that Pacific salmon sense changes in intensity and angle of the Earth's magnetic field to find their way in the ocean.
Slight modifications to sea defences - at little or no extra cost - can boost biodiversity found in intertidal zones, a study suggests.
Scientists in Australia are working to classify a new species of giant jellyfish that washed up on a beach in Tasmania.
Jackdaws' bright eyes frighten off their competitors, according to scientists.
Deer represent the biggest threat to Scotland's native woodlands, according to an eight-year study by Forestry Commission scientists.
Greater the flamingo, believed to be the oldest of its kind in the world, is put to sleep in Australia at the age of 83.
Seven surprising reasons vultures deserve our respect
After the devastation wrought by a veterinary drug on Asian vulture populations, a project hopes to begin releasing captive-bred birds into the wild by 2016.
The mystery of how flying snakes stay aloft may have been solved by scientists.
Rising temperatures are having a direct impact on Magellanic penguin chicks in Argentina, threatening the long-term survival of the species.
The ability of bed bugs to return so quickly after human attempts to get rid of them has been explained by University of Sheffield researchers
Conservative MSP Jackson Carlaw attacks a proposal to make the eagle a national symbol of Scotland, recalling its use by Nazi Germany.
Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland Trust has found that the current mild weather is encouraging birds that would normally go to the continent to stay in the UK.
One of Britain's leading wildlife experts rejects calls for the number of white-tailed eagles in Scotland to be controlled.