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Golden eagles hunt reindeer

October 20th, 2009 Remarkable footage by a BBC camera crew in Northern Finland of what has long been believed by the Sami people and by forensic evidence: golden eagles hunt reindeer calves. Watching it I was surprised, naively I guess, that the adult reindeer didn’t come to the calf’s rescue. BBC

Loss of lions in Kenya blamed on policy

September 18th, 2009

Venomous snakes of Europe

September 4th, 2009

European wildlife news 1

September 2nd, 2009

European bisons genetically on the edge

August 4th, 2009 Despite the numbers of wild European bison rising in the last 50 years, the species remains extremely vulnerable to extinction. One of the two remaining wild herds of pure bred European bison is now formed by 800 individuals but in terms of genetic diversity it is down to an effective population size of just 25. European bisons survive in the wild in just two herds, each living on either side of the Bialowieza forest which straddles Belarus and Poland. BBC

Deaths from ticks in Turkey

July 23rd, 2009 An outbreak of bites by ticks in Turkey has led to the death of 31 people from Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever so far this year. The Turkish authorities are considering releasing partridges which feed on the ticks to control the disease. (P├║blico). 3128 Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever cases with 5% of case-fatality rate have been reported by the Ministry of Health of Turkey between 2002-2008. Wikipedia

Tracking brown bears in Slovakia

July 22nd, 2009