Zebra finches
Zebra finches select their mates based on compatibility over quality.
Polar bear, Svalbard
Images of skinny polar bears are not necessarily a sign of the impact of climate change.
Whooper swan
Partial restrictions and voluntary initiatives have failed – it’s time to ban the use of all lead shot as ammunition, say conservationists.
Gannets, Bass Rock
Research raises concern that offshore wind farms could results in 1,500 gannet deaths a year. 
Wall brown butterfly
More evidence emerges that neonicotinoids are impacting British wildlife – now it’s butterflies that may be declining because of these pesticides.
Indian star tortoise
Consumer demand in China and Thailand for reptile revered as a Hindu god is creating a welfare catastrophe and raising conservation concerns.
Eurasian beaver
Anglers’ fears that the reintroduction of beavers to the UK will harm trout and salmon populations may be unfounded, scientists say.
Mauritius fruit bat
Home of the dodo now has rare and endemic fruit bat in its sights because of disputed impact on commercial fruit farming
Barbary macaques
The survival of macaques during a harsh winter in the Atlas Mountains was dependent on the quantity - not quality - of their relationships.
African grey parrots
Pressure mounts on both national government and international authorities to stem tide as conservationists fear for future of African greys.
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