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Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust launches a 10-point manifesto for protecting our remaining wetlands

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust recently launched its Wetland Manifesto at a reception at the Houses of Parliament.

MPs, peers and business leaders heard how protecting our remaining wetlands can help our health, the economy and the public purse.

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news/2010_jan/south_africa_rhino_poaching_levels A record 1,020 rhinos poached in South Africa this year
More than 1,000 rhinos have been poached in South Africa since January, beating last year’s total of 1004 with still six weeks of the year to go.
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news/2010_jan/circus_lion Circus debate: Should wild animals be banned from UK circuses?
Following the news on Friday November 7 that the proposed ban on wild animals in UK circuses has been blocked for the third time we asked two leading politicians, one from each side of the debate, to put their side across; Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell, who blocked the Bill on October 17, and former Defra Minister and Labour MP Jim Fitzpatrick who proposed the Bill.
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Don’t miss out on The Gambia – part 1

It would be a pity to deny yourself an amazing holiday amongst the unique wildlife and friendly people of the West African country of Gambia simply because of an unfounded fear of Ebola, says Sheena Harvey. In this first part she visits the reserves closest to the Gambian coastline  Read more...
 
 

Queensland rainforest encounters

Stephen Moss explores the rich habitat and engaging wildlife in one special corner of the Australian state of Queensland  Read more...
 
 
 

Thandi: A survivor’s story

Very few rhinos survive having their horns poached, but in the Eastern Cape of South Africa one lucky individual fights on. Sophie Stafford tells Thandi’s incredible true story and asks what it will take to stop the killing   Read more...
 
  
 

Don't miss out on the Gambia - part 2 

In the second part of her trip to the amazing West African country of The Gambia, Sheena Harvey travels up river to find chimpanzees, hippos and the biggest owl she has ever seen. Read more...
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READER PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Every week we will feature a reader photo on our home page. The congratulations this week goes to Jon Isaacs for his capture of a leopard taking a cat nap after a successful kill.

 

To see a larger copy of this photograph and past Photos of the Week, and to find out how to upload your own images, click HERE

 

 

 

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