If having a dog means you can never have another holiday, is it worth it?

Jilly Cooper hasn’t been away for 22 years because she can’t bear to leave her greyhound – but every day is like a holiday when there’s a dog in your life

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Blood, sweat and protests: on the rodeo trail in New Zealand

Animal activists are calling for rodeos to be banned in New Zealand, but cowboys say bull-riding is their calling

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Country diary: it clung like a stilt walker to its wavering perches

Farlington Marshes, Hampshire Gazing into the reedbeds, scanning for bearded tits, felt a lot like looking at a magic eye puzzle

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Two become one: two raven lineages merge in ‘speciation reversal’

After up to two million years of separate evolution, two types of common raven have been ‘caught in the act’ of consolidation, say scientists

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SHOULD THERE BE ZOOS?

Meera Ahuja   In older times, animals and birds were kept in cages- menageries for combat sporting and also as

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‘Pesky little birds’: corella culls planned in Western Australia

Wild flocks bred from aviary escapees pose threat to local species and ‘don’t just eat, they destroy’, mayor says

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How the plight to save a bird species shows how to bridge the red/blue divide

A plan to save the sage grouse was a rare instance where ranchers, the timber industry, scientists, landowners and environmentalists all agreed on something

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Marchers across the world demand justic for wildlife

Paula Kahumbu: The Global March for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions brings people in cities across the world together to demand action to save threatened wildlife from extinction

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Scale of pangolin slaughter revealed – millions hunted in central Africa alone

Pangolins are the world’s most trafficked wild mammal and decimated Asian populations have sharply shifted the focus of exploitation to Africa

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