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‘Bat manicures’ help to save rare species

ZSL uses unusual method to mark threatened bats in Cuba
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Chatter box Keepers at Colchester Zoo are hailing the arrival of a pair of critically endangered Amur leopard cubs.

The cubs were born to first-time parents Esra and Crispin on the 9 September. This is the first time the Zoo has bred Amur leopard cubs on-site.

Amur leopards originate from the Russian Far East and north-east China. In the wild they are threatened by climate change, habitat loss, deforestation and the illegal wildlife trade.

The cubs are said to be “looking well” and are expected to emerge from their den in a few weeks.  Chatter box

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Equine News
Lingering pollutant problem revealed
Lingering pollutant problem revealed

Researchers say more needs to be done to tackle pollutant residues in the oceans
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Report lists the world’s top 20 shark and ray catchers
Report lists the world’s top 20 shark and ray catchers

Scientists call for urgent action to combat over-exploitation
Badger cull rolled out to 11 new areas
Badger cull rolled out to 11 new areas

Derbyshire not granted a licence
Badger cull caused ‘huge suffering’, vet says
Badger cull caused ‘huge suffering’, vet says

Letter to Natural England raises welfare concerns
Cetacean strandings on the rise in the UK
Cetacean strandings on the rise in the UK

Stranding events peaked in 2017, report finds
Outlook for Great Barrier Reef rated ‘very poor’
Outlook for Great Barrier Reef rated ‘very poor’

Report explores key threats to ecosystem
Cites: Trade ban to tackle ‘otter cafes’ craze
Cites: Trade ban to tackle ‘otter cafes’ craze

Social media ‘fuelling demand for otters as pets’
Cites bans export of live-caught African elephants to zoos
Cites bans export of live-caught African elephants to zoos

Near-total ban agreed after days of discussions
Hornbill parts for sale on Thai social media
Hornbill parts for sale on Thai social media

Study finds hundreds of illegal parts being sold on Facebook
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RCVS names Professor John Innes as chair of Fellowship Board

Professor John Innes has been elected chair of the 2019 RCVS Fellowship Board, replacing Professor Nick Bacon who comes to the end of his three-year term.


Professor Innes will be responsible for making sure the Fellowship progresses towards fulfilling its strategic goals, determining its ongoing strategy and objectives, and reporting to the RCVS Advancement of the Professions Committee on developments within the Fellowship.


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