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Kittiwake
These bridge-nesting birds are a popular local attraction, but are under threat from hotel chain plans.
Brown hare
Ministers have yet to confirm that funding for the specialist squad will continue after March. 
Elephant
From riding elephants and taking 'tiger selfies' to visiting bear parks and crocodile farms, animal welfare campaigners have identified the top 10 wildlife attractions you should never, ever visit.
Elephant
Poaching and habitat loss have led to hybridisation between forest and savannah elephants in Africa, say researchers. 
Woolly-necked storks
Renowned for the quantity and diversity of its birdlife, Indawgyi Lake has been recognised and given protection under the Ramsar Convention.
Lion
It's very rare for a whole population of a large predator to suddenly turn up on the books, but that appears to be what's happened in Alatash National Park on Ethiopia's border with Sudan.
Nightjar
Scientists have never tested the assumption that having an appearance that is the same as your environment will make you less visible to others – until now…
Analysis of a unique set of dinosaur footprints from 66 million years ago offers proof of the speeds the animals might have travelled.
Short-snouted seahorses
Calling all beachcombers - look out for seahorses on your mid-winter strolls because your finds could help Europe-wide classification study.
Blue shark
New study reveals that sharks and fishing vessels visit the same locations in the North Atlantic.
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