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Liberal Democrats officially ‘extinct in the wild’, says conservation body

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has downgraded the survival prospects of Liberal Democrats, declaring the species officially ‘extinct in the wild’. Political conservationistshave been fighting for years to save the endangered creature (Latin name: Politicus ineptus) from dying out in its traditional habitats of university towns and the West Country. The [...]

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Posted: Jan 31st, 2012
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BBC presenters aghast as trader pours scorn on efforts to save the red squirrel

For the second day running, an outspoken City trader left interviewers open-mouthed as he admitted that traders ‘don’t really care that much’ about the prospect of red squirrel extinction in the UK either, and that rescue packages being put together to bail it out were ‘doomed’.

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Posted: Sep 28th, 2011
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Concern over carbon offsetting as forest envelops Brixton

‘It is thought that an area the size of Wales is turning into forest every three days – only in Birmingham.’

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Posted: Sep 1st, 2011
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Anger as National Trust house-breeding plans end in fiasco

MontacuteThe plan came under fire following a failed attempt to mate the Somerset-based Elizabethan manor Montacute House with the ruins of Corfe Castle in Dorset.

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Posted: Jul 3rd, 2011
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Over-trimming reduces Brazilian rainforest to narrow North-South strip

environmentalists hoping that South America will turn itself aroundA study by conservationists has found that changing attitudes to deforestation by fashion-conscious logging firms has led to the curious spectacle of the almost total denuding of the Brazilian treeline, apart from a thin north-south strip which is trimmed back enthusiastically at the first sign of it spreading.

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Posted: Jun 6th, 2011
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