How a severe drought in Africa caused whitethroat population to drop | Birds

More than 50 years ago, in the spring of 1969, Britain’s birders noticed that something was amiss. Whitethroats – which until then had been one of the commonest migrant visitors to the country – were missing from their usual hedgerow haunts. The reason for their absence turned out to be a severely drought. This took … Read more

CiCi the dog overcomes challenging case of severe generalized tetanus

Three weeks of specialist treatment have helped save a dog suffering with a challenging case of tetanus. CiCi, a 10-year-old small female cross-breed, was rushed to Davies Veterinary Specialists in Hertfordshire as an emergency when her own vet spotted general stiffness a couple of days after she had cut her paw. Although the cut was … Read more

“Ethan The Rescue Dog” Who Overcame Severe Neglect Nominated For Hero Award

Nothing inspires quite like the resilience of an abandoned dog. With support from the right people, they can move past physical and emotional trauma from abuse and neglect. Ethan, the rescue dog whose story of overcoming severe neglect and malnourishment inspired people (and animals) across the world, could become an “official hero.” The pup was … Read more

Bird populations in Panama rainforest in severe decline, study finds | Birds

Bird populations in a Central American tropical rainforest are suffering severe declines, with likely factors including climate breakdown and habitat loss. Scientists from the University of Illinois tracked bird species in a protected forest reserve in central Panama to determine if and how populations had changed from 1977 to 2020. There are very few long-term … Read more