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The long-term use of the pesticides for killing parasites is damaging the populations of these important insects. 
Radiocarbon dating of ‘antique’ ivory being sold in European countries reveals that many are not antique at all. 
Meadows at High Fields, purchased by the National Trust
The charity spent £2.15 million on the hay meadows and grasslands, in a bid to halt the dramatic decline of butterfly and bee populations.
Species such as wild strawberry, ragged robin and harebell are in decline across the UK. This decrease in wildflowers has a knock-on effect for other wildlife, including butterflies, bees and beetles.
The Queen Alexandra's Birdwing is the largest butterfly in the world
The latest update of the IUCN Red List reveals the variety of threats faced by wildlife around the world. But it's not all doom and gloom, there is some positive news as well.
House sparrow bathing in water - garden birds need fresh water in the heatwave
As temperatures soar and we revel in the summer sunshine, our local wildlife could be struggling to cope! Find out how you can help them through the heatwave. 
Chris Parkham and a child with the model of a hornet
A new exhibition will tour the nation and bring shoppers face-to-face with 12 oversized British insects.
High brown fritillary butterfly at Heddon Valley
The UK's most endangered butterfly also appeared earlier in the season than usual.
The northern blue-tongued skink Tiliqua scincoides intermedia
A new study reveals how the blue-tongued skink uses its ultraviolet tongue to deter predators.
The coral reef system is home to a wide variety of wildlife
UNESCO has removed the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System from its List of World Heritage in Danger.
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