- October 24, 2013
Conservationists want to turn parts of Europe back into wilderness, teeming with wild horses, lynxes and native bison. But there are varying interpretations of what "wilderness" means and conflict over how much it should be managed. more... [ Comment ]
- October 01, 2013
Arthur Boyt eats animals killed by cars. He stews badgers with the head on, and he loves the taste of labrador. He'll even eat carrion several weeks old. Once you've picked the maggots off and cooked it, the meat tastes really good, says the British pensioner. more...
- August 15, 2013
No one knows where it is, or even whether it exists at all. The Bavarian village of Irsee is ramping up efforts to find an alligator snapping turtle that is believed to have severed a young boy's Achilles tendon at a local lake last week. more... [ Comment ]
- August 13, 2013
A badger helped discover the tombs of two medieval lords in Germany in what archaeologists are hailing as a significant find. The 12th century burial site contains a sword, bronze bowls, an ornate belt buckle and skeletal remains that tell stories of a violent life. more... [ Comment ]
- August 12, 2013
The village of Irsee was a sleepy place until last week when something big bit a boy swimming in a lake. Now, the villagers are hunting a snapping turtle, encouraged by a 1,000 euro reward on offer from the mayor. more... [ Comment ]
- August 05, 2013
German ornithologist Eric Neuling says there has been a huge increase in Egypt of the hunting of migrant birds headed south from Europe. Given the political crisis in the country, there's not much hope of tackling it. more... [ Comment ]
- July 18, 2013
Every year, hundreds of thousands of wild animals die on German roads. Now scientists are studying new ways to prevent deer, boar and other creatures from being run over. more... [ Comment ]
- May 21, 2013
After being released into the wild in Germany just last month, a herd of wisents has welcomed its first calf. The first European bison to be born free in Germany in centuries has been named "Quintus," and appears to be healthy. more... [ Comment ]
- March 29, 2013
Young hares and rabbits are dying of cold in the icy weather this Easter, a German Wildlife Foundation has warned. It's not just the snow that is making their natural habitat more perilous. The removal of hedges through modern farming is depriving them of protection. Some are opting to move into the city. more...
- January 18, 2013
The enormous wels catfish is rapidly expanding in German waters. The fish can grow up to 10 feet long and weigh over 300 pounds, making recreational fishermen excited about the prospects of catching one. While biologists aren't yet calling the fish pests, they are puzzled by the boom. more...