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Rare visitor flies into reserve ahead of Father Christmas

18 December 2014

One of Britain's rarest beetles is discovered for the first time at Welsh reserve

Calosoma inquisitor

Generous gifts for Christmas birds

18 December 2014

Fundraisers mark centenary of passenger pigeon extinction with gruelling challenges to save the turtle dove.

Tristan Reid running the Coniston Lakeland Trails Marathon

Booming bird bounces back

15 December 2014

Bitterns - elusive heron-like birds once extinct in the UK - have had a record year in England with the highest number of individuals recorded since the 1800s, thanks to support from an EU conservation programme.

Bittern among reeds

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