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The ‘painted wolves’ of Zimbabwe

Image copyright ©Nicholas DyerImage caption Staring competition: Painted wolves, or African wild dogs, do everything as a group – even facing up to a hyena They are stunning; there’s no question. And the name, “painted wolves”, seems so apt. Their dappled tan and black fur, shot through with flashes of white, dazzles in the sunlight. […]

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EU moves to protect large carnivores

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Populations of brown bears have increased in many parts of Europe The EU is to allow farmers to receive full compensation for any damages caused by attacks from protected animals like lynxes, wolves and bears. Other expenses including installing electric fences or acquiring guard dogs to prevent damage will also […]

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Sutherland spaceport project to move to next stage

Image copyright Rocket LabsImage caption It has been proposed that microsatellites could be launched from Sutherland Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) said it will “step up” its engagement with people who live close to the site of a proposed spaceport in Sutherland. Land on the Melness Crofters Estate (MCE) has been identified as the potential […]

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Finland: Where second-hand comes first

Image caption Kati Rossi was looking for a second-hand bookshelf With her daughter and baby son, Kati Rossi is prowling a suburb of Helsinki in the hunt for a second-hand bookshelf. Across the road looms a Swedish furniture giant, but Kati is scouring a huge municipal re-use centre instead. “I don’t want to go to […]