A newly published study has shown that sawfish have disappeared from half of the world’s coastal waters. Researchers warn that complete extinction is a possibility if urgent action is not taken to curb overfishing and protect threatened habitats, such as mangroves, where sawfish can thrive.
Scientists were surprised to stumble across marine organisms on a boulder on the sea floor beneath 900 metres of Antarctic ice shelf. The discovery has prompted researchers to rethink the limits of life in a cold climate, with these conditions previously considered too hostile for such life forms.
The Wildlife Trusts have announced plans to release a record number of beavers in 2021 – twenty years after the first beavers were reintroduced to Britain. The project will see around twenty beavers released across five counties, with the first beaver families arriving in Dorset this week.
A recent study has revealed that one of Europe’s most abundant bats, the common pipistrelle, appears to be attracted to wind turbines. According to the results, activity of common pipistrelle bats was around a third higher at locations with turbines than those without.