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Mystery bird illness investigated after German blue tit deaths

More than 11,000 cases of dead and sick birds reported in past fortnight Thousands of blue tits have been found sick or dead in Germany, prompting an investigation by conservation groups and scientists. More than 11,000 cases of dead and sick birds, mostly blue tits, have been can be spotted all year round in the UK, with the exception of some Scottish islands. According to NABU, symptoms of the diseased birds include breathing problems, no longer taking food and making no attempt to escape when approached by people. The group…

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30 Of The Best Photos From Our #Wild2020 Contest To Brighten Your Day

The #Wild2020 contest was launched on February 21st on Agora, the mobile app where photographers, whether amateur or professional, can participate to international photo contests and express their own point of view through their best pictures for a chance to win recognition and cash prizes (from $1,000 to $25,000), and where the global audience can vote for the best creations of Humanity. @cymot’s photo ‘Need to drink’ gathered the most votes on the Agora app, crowning him with the #Wild2020 ‘Hero’ title and rewarding him with a $1,000 cash prize.…

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Life Is Slowly Returning To Scorched Australian Lands And Here Are 30 Hopeful Photos

Plants that have evolved to shield their buds from fire so they can quickly resprout after being burnt at the surface, or even take advantage of the nutrients in ash, are called pyrophytic plants. It’s not uncommon to see them blooming en masse after a devastating fire, and the brilliant greens and reds against the blackened landscape have a stunning visual effect. But even though the cycle of being burnt and growing back again is normal for Australia’s vegetation, the plant and animal survivors still face challenges. This post may…

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A 6-year-old has raised more than $260,000 for Australian wildlife selling his handmade clay koalas

Owen Colley, age 6, started his clay koala project with a goal of raising $1000 for the animals affected by Australia’s unprecedented bushfires. That was two weeks ago. As of this morning, the kindergartener has raised more than 250 times that amount, and the total is rapidly climbing. Owen is an American and lives in Massachusetts. But his father, Simon, grew up in Sydney and the family lived in Australia for a few months when Owen was a toddler. His mother, Caitlin, told CNN that Owen was saddened to hear…

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