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Two rare birds usually found in the Mediterranean region are spotted building a nest at a nature reserve in Lincolnshire.
Africa's elephants have reached a tipping point, where more are being killed each year by poachers than are being born, a study suggests.
One of nature's most dazzling underwater displays, bioluminescence, is captured as a form of self-defence by a film crew in Puerto Rico.
Amazon river turtles communicate with their hatchlings and with one another using vocalisations, recordings reveal.
The US marine park SeaWorld is to build a new killer whale enclosure as criticism grows over how the park handles the animals.
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A crackdown on fish poaching across Wales has seen 139 people prosecuted in the first four months of the year, says Natural Resources Wales.
MSPs call on ministers to ban certain pesticides in a Holyrood debate on the plight of bees.
A "mammoth" that last walked on the Norfolk coast more than 700,000 years ago returns to the beach.
A 10 foot long fish which used to dominate the Amazon river has been fished to extinction in a number of areas, a new study shows.
A replica mammoth is walked along a beach in Norfolk retracing the steps of its extinct ancestors that roamed the area more than 700,000 years ago.
The only polar bear in Africa has died from heart and liver failure at Johannesburg Zoo in South Africa at the age of 30.
One of the world's rarest turtles hatches at Bristol Zoo Gardens.
The outlook for Australia's Great Barrier Reef is poor despite conservation efforts, with further deterioration expected in coming years, a report says.
A type of genetically engineered fly which eventually kills itself off can be an effective method of pest control, according to new research.
Up above London's bustling streets, once neglected rooftops are being converted into flourishing wild flower, fruit and vegetable gardens.
The Antarctic midge has the smallest insect genome sequenced to date, scientists discover.
South Africa plans to evacuate hundreds of rhinos from its biggest nature park, in the latest move to combat the rise in illegal rhino hunting.
People are asked to stop throwing bread for ducks in a park after 47 mallards were found dead.
A lion cub has led forest rangers to its mother's corpse in an Indian sanctuary, an act described by officials as very unusual behaviour.