Wind farms can be deadly

2017-12-17 06:02

The turbines are not necessarily the sustainable developments they are touted to be, with bird experts and environmentalists calling for stricter policing of wind farms.

Cats kill one million birds a day in Australia

2017-10-04 07:25

Feral and pet cats kill more than one million birds in Australia every day, new research has shown, with the staggering slaughter driving the decline of many species.

Some birds smell to navigate, experiment shows

2017-08-29 19:14

At least one species of sea-faring bird uses its sense of smell to navigate over ocean waters, according to a novel experiment described in a study.

Bald eagles poisoned by lead

2017-07-16 22:30

Wildlife advocates say a growing number of bald eagles are being poisoned by ingesting lead from ammunition in animal carcasses left behind by hunters.

'Sixth extinction' of wildlife faster than feared

2017-07-13 19:10

The sixth mass extinction of life on Earth is unfolding more quickly than feared, scientists have warned.

Geese poop on Disneyland guests, hazmat team called

2017-06-11 21:06

Disneyland visitors got more adventure than they bargained for when a flock of geese let go in flight, fouling the guests...

Noise pollution risks animals' survival in the wild - study

2017-05-05 20:46

Human noise is polluting more than half of natural protected areas in the United States to such an extent that it could interfere with animals' ability to hunt and survive, researchers say.

Ancient poo shows Antarctic penguins' volcanic past

2017-04-12 21:15

Analysis of ancient penguin guano has revealed that volcanic eruptions, not climate change, almost wiped out an Antarctic sea bird colony three times, researchers have found.

New measures approved to protect birds from contaminated pit

2017-03-04 09:13

Federal officials say they have approved new measures to prevent a repeat of last autumn's mass bird deaths in a contaminated former open-pit mine in Montana.

Final wind-turbine rule permits 1000s of eagle deaths

2016-12-16 16:39

The Obama administration is finalising a rule that lets wind-energy companies operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years - even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles.


25 years for Tanzanian ostrich egg smugglers

2017-12-08 15:54

Two Tanzanian men caught with 16 ostrich eggs were sentenced to 25 years in jail after being convicted of "economic sabotage".

US take aim at non-native swans

2017-09-17 22:26

The graceful mute swan, symbol of love and hero of storybooks, is targeted for destruction by wildlife managers in New York and other states.

California cops seize 2 000 animals near LA

2017-08-06 21:28

Investigators have discovered more than 2 000 snakes, parrots, chickens and other animals - around half of them dead - at an industrial park near Los Angeles.

Climate change deepens threat to Pacific island wildlife

2017-07-14 22:30

Land mammals and reptiles in the Pacific islands facing extinction due to habitat loss, hunting and other threats, could be decimated by climate change, a study has shown.

Can fireworks for sake of bald eagles - US town

2017-06-29 16:05

Independence Day traditions in one Connecticut town are clashing with an effort to protect an iconic symbol of the United States, bald eagles.

Thieves nick $1 800 bird from New York pet store

2017-05-30 08:24

Police are looking for a baby cockatoo worth $1 800 reported stolen from a suburban New York pet store.

Hunting behind steep drop in animal numbers in tropics - report

2017-04-15 20:04

Hunting poses a major threat to mammals and birds in tropical regions near population centres and roads, according to new research.

Cyprus poachers kill 2.3 million songbirds in 2016

2017-03-16 23:17

Poachers in Cyprus killed an estimated 2.3 million birds in autumn 2016, including 800 000 on a British military base.

High winds topple tree with bald eagle nest

2017-02-13 21:13

High winds have taken down power lines in Pittsburgh and also knocked down a tree that was home to an eagle's nest.

1000s of snow geese may have died in mine pit

2016-12-07 19:55

Montana mine officials say it's likely several thousand snow geese died after landing in the toxic waters of a pit mine.

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