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Sir David Attenborough is asking people to take part in the Big Butterfly Count
The conservationist is calling on people in the UK to take part in the Big Butterfly Count. 
Ullswater is the second largest lake in the Lake District
The national park has been awarded the status of a Unesco World Heritage site.
Site of poisoned vultures and elephant carcass
A huge number of white backed vultures were reported dead after feeding on an elephant carcass in Zimbabwe.
7.2 tonnes of ivory tusk
Customs officers in Hong Kong have seized 7.2 tonnes of ivory tusks hidden beneath frozen fish. 
Dominique West, Dr Paul Hills, Dr Gary Stafford and Martin Smit
A major project is underway in South Africa to rescue the paintbrush lily.
Biologists in Cambodia have released over 150 Asian giant softshell turtle hatchlings into the Mekong River. 
There are an estimated 25,000 pairs of African penguins in Southern Africa
From African penguins to jaguars, wildlife is under pressure from intensive farming reports Amy-Jane Beer. 
Entomologists celebrate the first UK record of a beetle species in 21 years.
Natterer's bat – its broad wings enable it to fly slowly
A new project to detect and identify bats in real time is trialled by scientists. 
There are seven bee-eaters in total at the quarry
Exotic birds have made a sand quarry their home for the summer.
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