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It took 102 years for a colony of Italian snails to be discovered at the National Trust estate of Cliveden in Buckinghamshire. Experts say the snails must have arrived...

Navy sonar resembles the noises used by orcas when they are tracking prey. According to scientists from St Andrews University and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in...

1,141 mammal species – 25 per cent of those known to science – are threatened with extinction, according to the IUCN. At least 76 have become extinct since...

1m metric tonnes of fish caught in the North Sea is subsequently discarded, according to WWF-Germany – it amounts to at least one-third of the entire catch, though...

Lemmings are declining in Norway, probably due to climate change, according to a paper published in Nature. Scientists say that warmer winters make it harder for the...

25,000 black grey squirrels are thought to exist in the east of England. A researcher from Anglia Ruskin University has demonstrated that the squirrels are all descended...

Park managers in London are to sow grasses and wildflowers in an attempt to boost plummeting house sparrow populations. According to the RSPB, numbers of this species have...

It's been 5,500 years since horses were domesticated, according to researchers from Bristol and Exeter Universities. They were bred from wild animals by the Botai Culture...

"If a child hasn’t ever got their hands dirty looking for bugs, how can we expect them to care about the natural world?” RSPB president Kate Humble...

 A flock of corn buntings recorded in a farmer’s field in Stotfold in Bedfordshire in January was estimated at 700 – 4 per cent of the entire UK...