Country diary: A scent-filled walk to a remote lake | Wildlife

or path slants out of Cwm Nantcol through Coed Crafnant. Among sessile oaks, migrant birds throng after exhausting journeys from Africa. The air is melodic with the velvet diminuendo of willow warblers; leaves of the trees have not yet opened, concealing their perpetual activity among high branches. Pied flycatchers – miniature magpies in stroboscopic dance-mode … Read more

Poignant fund-raiser to help terminally ill RVN fulfil bucket list

Staff at Paragon Veterinary Referrals are rallying around to care for one of their own, with a fund-raiser for their terminally ill vet nurse colleague. The team at the animal hospital in Wakefield is determined to help “incredible RVN” Laura Turnbull – who has been battling terminal cancer for several years – tick as many … Read more

Wildlife activists make 11th hour plea to save koalas before Victorian blue gums logged | Endangered species

Wildlife campaigners have made a last ditch plea to the Victorian government to save koalas in a blue gum plantation due to be logged on Friday. The Victorian government has approved the clear-felling of the Gordon plantation by owner Midway Pty Ltd without relocating the koalas, despite pleas from local carers and experts to protect … Read more

New hedgehog and wildlife information for vet nurses – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The BSAVA has released a new collection of resources to help veterinary nurses treat hedgehogs. The resource includes content from Companion, BSAVA Congress, and the BSAVA Manual of Wildlife Casualties. Topics range from hand-rearing to anaesthesia to relevant legal questions and cover both hedgehogs and general wildlife casualties. Liz Mullineaux, RCVS Recognized Specialist in Wildlife … Read more

New BSAVA collection to help hedgehogs

BSAVA has released a new collection of resources to help veterinary professionals treat hedgehogs in practice. The collection’s publication coincides with Hedgehog Awareness Week (1 to 7 May), which aims to highlight the ongoing plight of hedgehogs and what the veterinary profession can do to help. Legal questions A variety of materials from CompanyBSAVA Congress … Read more

Country diary 1922: nesting time for squirrels | Wildlife

Cumberland Two baby squirrels, the jolliest little creatures imaginable, prettier far than the fox and pine marten cubs which we have seen occasionally at a farmstead in the fell dales, were running on the ground in a little wooded ghyll a few hundred yards up on the mountain -side. They were infantile in their movements … Read more

Scientists find dingoes genetically different from domestic dogs after decoding genome | Wildlife

Dingoes are genetically distinct from domestic dogs and their evolution has been shaped by Australia’s environment, scientists who have fully decoded the dingo genome have said. An international team of researchers have analyzed the genetic makeup of a pure desert dingo called Sandy Maliki, finding that dingoes are an intermediary between wolves and domestic dog … Read more

Disbanding of Dorset wildlife crime team puts birds of prey ‘at risk’ | Birds

Birds of prey are being put at risk by the disbanding of one of the country leading wildlife crime teams, campaigners have warned, raising fears it could be part of a nationwide pattern. Wildlife crime officers work to stop offences such as raptor persecution, where birds of prey are poisoned or shot by gamekeepers and … Read more

Protected areas do not always benefit wildlife, global study finds | Conservation

National parks and other protected areas have had mixed success in conserving wildlife, according to the largest ever global study of their effects. Using wetland bird data from 1,506 protected areas around the world, scientists analyzed the trends of more than 27,000 populations, and found that increased provision for the birds had not necessarily helped. … Read more