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Following the uproar over the killing of Cecil the lion by American dentist Walter Palmer in July 2015, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has announced it is listing two lion subspecies under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Bottlenose dolphins
Plans to re-open Cardigan Bay to scallop dredging could hit resident bottlenose dolphins. 
The apprehension of two illegal traders has highlighted the underground sale of Sumatran tiger skins and other illegal wildlife products in Indonesia.
Sascha Dench in her paramotor.
WWT’s Sacha Dench will take to the skies in the first ever attempt to follow Bewick’s swans on their annual migration. 
BBC Wildlife Blogger Awards logo
Throughout 2015 we followed our readers’ wildlife adventures – Here we celebrate our talented local patch bloggers. 
Polar bear
In Paris, governments agreed to limit global temperature rises to below 2˚C – but will this be enough to save the species that has come to best represent the threat to our planet from global warming, the polar bear?
Magellanic penguins
World’s largest magellanic penguin colony will benefit for the first time when they enter the water to feed and migrate. 
Wall butterfly
Latest report reveals that 76 per cent of the UK’s butterfly species have declined over the last four decades. 
Amur tigers
Wildlife conservationists hail historic first as rehabilitated tigress produces offspring, boosting efforts to save Russia's big cat.
Green turtle
Tagged turtles in Cyprus end up in Egypt for the winter. 
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