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Spiralling deer population ‘devastating’ UK nature – prompting calls to reintroduce wolves and lynx | UK News

Spiralling deer population ‘devastating’ UK nature – prompting calls to reintroduce wolves and lynx | UK News

A seemingly never-ending stream of deer bound across a main road, bringing traffic to a standstill. Two stags trot down a hospital corridor. A deer herd invades a surburban garden. There’s a new brand of wildlife video doing the rounds on social media – and the generally positive image enjoyed by the animals means the scenes may delight onlookers. But many experts say the largely uncontrolled growth of Britain’s deer population creates significant ecological dangers. Without any predators, large deer populations can have a “devastating” effect on their environment, according to the Forestry Commission. Such is the scale of the problem, that calls are increasingly being made for the reintroduction of wolves, lynx – and even bears – to Britain as a means of controlling numbers and protecting the country’s nature. How many deer are there – and what damage do they cause? While reliable figures for deer are difficult to establish, their numbers are estimated to have risen from around 450,000 in the mid-1970s to between 1.5 million and two million today. That could …

Countries commit to better protection for the Balkan lynx, the Pallas cat and the bull shark

Countries commit to better protection for the Balkan lynx, the Pallas cat and the bull shark

A Pallas cat in Mongolia, February 2019. SYLVAIN CORDIER/BIOSPHOTO The 14th Conference of the Parties (COP14) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) of Wild Animals ended on Saturday, February 17, in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, with a series of commitments designed to protect migratory animals. Many species are expected to benefit from improved international cooperation to limit capture and predation by humans, preserve their habitats and strengthen the connectivity of the environments they depend on, regardless of national borders. Some 50 resolutions or concerted actions have been adopted, one of the most significant being the initiative by 30 governments, coordinated by India, to commit to protecting the hundreds of species of migratory birds using the great Central Asian migration route. The meeting opened on February 12 with a report commissioned by the United Nations, the first of its kind, warning of the bleak outlook for the future of these species: Of the 1,200 or so listed in the two CMS appendices – the first listing threatened species, the second listing those with an unfavorable …

QuietKat Lynx e-bike now ,999 with extra savings options, more

QuietKat Lynx e-bike now $2,999 with extra savings options, more

Today’s deals are a cornucopia of special sales and savings opportunities, headlined by the QuietKat Lynx All-Terrain e-bike at $2,999, those $1,000 in savings are joined by a home energy backup sale from Jackery that has a selection of power stations and solar panels from $359. Then save on EGO Power+ electric snow blowers from $549. Plus, all of today’s other best new Green Deals. Head below for other New Green Deals we’ve found today and, of course, Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals. Also, check out the new Electrek Tesla Shop for the best deals on Tesla accessories. QuietKat Lynx All-Terrain e-bike now $2,999, plus more QuietKat, an outdoorsman’s e-bike brand for hunters and other off-road riders, is offering a rare opportunity to get its latest Lynx All-Terrain e-bike at a discounted rate of $2,999 shipped. Down from its usual $3,999 price tag, this model just released back at the end of summer and today’s deal comes in to bring it to its lowest price that we have tracked. You’ll be getting a 25% markdown off the going rate, saving …