Hundreds of dolphins are killed in a remote Japanese bay during hunting season. The town argues it is an important tradition, but conservationists maintain the bloody practice is inhumane
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Tuesday 26 June 2012
The giant tortoise's demise means his kind are extinct. Michael McCarthy pays tribute and asks which species is next
Thursday 31 May 2012
Controversial plans to shotgun-blast the nests of buzzards to help out pheasant shooters were abruptly dropped by the Government yesterday, 24 hours after they were extensively highlighted and criticised in i.
Thursday 31 May 2012
Protected birds earn reprieve after sudden U-turn
Tuesday 29 May 2012
The Cunning Little Vixen, Glyndebourne, East Sussex
L'Olimpiade, St John's, Smith Square, London
Jessye Norman, Royal Festival Hall, London
Bow Down, Old Municipal Market, Brighton
Sunday 27 May 2012
Glyndebourne's dreadlocks-and-driftwood Janacek misses the Slavic touch, while Harrison Birtwistle's 'opera' is simply loathsome
Wednesday 23 May 2012
Street lighting is changing insect ecosystems in towns and cities, a study has found.
Tuesday 22 May 2012
A man who urged his dog to attack and kill badgers kept footage of the brutal fights on his phone, a court heard today.
Monday 21 May 2012
Vietnam's rare mammals may be sliding towards extinction, but Britain's rarest butterfly is going from strength to strength, a series of contrasting announcements makes clear today.
Saturday 21 April 2012
A judicial review is to be held into the Government's decision to allow badgers to be killed in England to halt the spread of bovine TB.
Friday 20 April 2012
Thursday 19 April 2012
As Robert Holman's touching triptych of war plays is revived at the Donmar, Paul Taylor salutes an undervalued but endlessly powerful playwright
Tuesday 17 April 2012
I went off Donna Leon several books ago – not enough plot, too much pasta, too much family stuff, above all, an excess of the tiresomely perfect Signorina Elettra, paragon of the Venetian cop-shop. But this is a return to form. Commissario Brunetti exerts himself with a lot more policing, plus the book is written with that depth of thought about crime and humanity that characterises the best of Leon's work.
Sunday 08 April 2012
Inspired by a surge in interest in taxidermy, Genevieve Roberts learns to stuff a mouse called Derek... to wear as a brooch
Into the blue of the Azores: It's even easier for whale-watchers to catch one of the planet's great spectacles
Friday 06 April 2012
Direct flights to these Atlantic islands have resumed.
Wednesday 21 March 2012
Failing to tackle climate change will damage the world's oceans to the tune of £270 billion a year by mid-century, researchers warned today.
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
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