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Britain's pioneer ecologists at work

Earth News - 2nd July 2014
Preserving the UK's vulnerable wildlife

Fish memory spans days, not seconds

Earth News - 2nd July 2014
African cichlid fish's memory of feeding areas can span up to twelve days, scientists show.

Caribbean coral reefs 'could vanish'

Earth News - 2nd July 2014
Many coral reefs in the Caribbean could vanish in the next 20 years, according to a report published by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

Dormice 'take naps to fatten up'

Earth News - 2nd July 2014
Naps may help dormice save energy and survive until it is time to hibernate, say scientists.

Deep-diving devil rays solve mystery

Earth News - 1st July 2014
New tracking data shows that Chilean devil rays dive down nearly 2km below the ocean surface.

Cow shot after harbour rescue bid

Earth News - 1st July 2014
A lifeboat is launched to help a cow near Aberdeen Harbour.

First bat recorded on St Kilda

Earth News - 1st July 2014
A bat is recorded for the first time on the remote Scottish archipelago of St Kilda, says the National Trust for Scotland.

Wild beaver family to be rehomed

Earth News - 1st July 2014
Beavers living wild in Devon are to be caught and "rehomed" in captivity, the government says.

Public asked to spot clever birds

Earth News - 1st July 2014
The British Trust for Ornithology is asking the public to help study the behaviour of rooks, one of our most intelligent garden birds.

First shoveler ducklings since 1947

Earth News - 30th June 2014
A bird that rarely breeds in Worcestershire successfully raises a family on a local nature reserve, for the first time since 1947.

Canal crayfish move for weir repairs

Earth News - 30th June 2014
A colony of about 100 protected native crayfish is moved to allow water to be drained during repairs to a weir in North Yorkshire.

Warming threat to emperor penguins

Earth News - 30th June 2014
Climate change is likely to cut Antarctica's 600,000-strong emperor penguin population by at least a fifth by 2100, a study suggests.

Dog aids fight on squirrel frontline

Earth News - 30th June 2014
How a gamekeeper's dog in southern Scotland is playing its part in helping to preserve the native red squirrel population.

Cuckoos' egg-laying tactics revealed

Earth News - 30th June 2014
Great spotted cuckoos lay their eggs while magpie mothers are still sitting on their nests, a study reveals.

VIDEO: Giant 20kg jellyfish in Cornwall

Earth News - 29th June 2014
A giant barrel jellyfish has been spotted swimming in an estuary near St Mawes in Cornwall.

'Citizen science' hits 50-year mark

Earth News - 28th June 2014
The Biological Records Centre, which supports more than 80 of the UK's wildlife recording societies and schemes, celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Increased protection for war wrecks

Earth News - 28th June 2014
The huge number of ships sunk in World War One are to be offered increased protection under a UN agreement.

Is animal welfare killing wild apes?

Earth News - 27th June 2014
Is animal welfare killing wild apes?

Odours distract insects from flowers

Earth News - 26th June 2014
Insects find locating their favourite flowers gets harder when there are competing smells around, new research shows.

Monkeys' looks prevent crossbreeding

Earth News - 26th June 2014
Guenon monkeys' colourful and varied faces have evolved as a way to avoid crossbreeding, new research shows.