Archive for December 28th, 2016:

China finds new love for wildlife films

British-Chinese cameraman Jacky Poon is among very few professionals documenting endangered animals hidden deep in China’s mountains and valleys. Many Chinese people were only introduced to wildlife films this year after the first nature blockbuster, Born in China, made an impressive debut in cinemas and a wildlife documentary called the Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La won

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Cheetahs heading for extinction, study says

Urgent action is needed to stop the cheetah – the world’s fastest land animal – becoming extinct, scientists say. A study published by the National Academy of Sciences in the United States estimates that there are only around 7,000 now in the wild across Africa and in a small area of Iran. Matt McGrath reports.

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Bumblebee numbers hit by ‘unsettled decade’

Image caption The number of bumblebees in parts of Somerset dropped by 85% Bumblebees and butterflies have seen their numbers plummet after another year of unsettled weather, according to a National Trust study. The 10th annual wildlife report from the trust said mild winters and bad weather in summer created bad conditions for small plants.

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