The winners of this year’s Animal Hero Awards have been revealed - including a woman from Surrey who cared for 1,600 animals last year. The awards celebrate the best examples of bravery, dedication and resilience in the animal world. Our national title the Daily Mirror has joined forces with the RSPCA and pet food brand Webbox to pick the most inspiring animals along with the individuals and teams who have shown outstanding commitment to improving their lives. Winners will be honoured at a star-studded ceremony in London on Thursday (September 6), hosted by Amanda Holden. Other famous faces attending include Ferne McCann, Vicky Pattison, Laura Whitmore, Candice Brown, Ashley Roberts, Amber Davies, Peter Egan, Matt Johnson, Virginia McKenna, Andrea McLean, Jason Watkins, Laura Anderson, Paul Knops and Bill Oddie. Amanda said: “All of our winners are truly amazing, and when you hear their stories it fills you with hope. Whether they are inspirational animals, selfless charity … [Read more...] about Woman who cares for 1,600 animals wins Animal Hero Award
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Australia has built the world’s longest feral-cat-proof fence in an attempt to prevent the felines from wiping out endangered native marsupials and birds. As part of the largest feral-cat eradication project ever, the fence will allow conservationists to not only stop the killing of wild species but also reintroduce at least 11 types of threatened mammal. It will stretch for 27.3 miles across a vast landscape of farmland to enclose the country’s largest cat-free area, of at least 250 sq miles. Read more Australia to cull more than a million kangaroos this year Australian Wildlife Conservancy has already removed more than 60 feral cats from the Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary in Central Australia in the Northern Territory, paving the way for the regeneration of endangered native animal species. Non-native feral cats pose a major threat to native creatures, with experts estimating they kill 73,000 mammals, reptiles and birds a year in the area. Sanctuary bosses say the … [Read more...] about Australia builds world’s longest cat-proof fence in bid to save endangered birds and marsupials
Maria Puente and Andrea Mandell USA TODAY Published 8:19 p.m. UTC May 21, 2018 Now that they're the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, what happens next for Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle? Well, the honeymoon, obviously, but don't expect to hear any details about that, and anyway, it's rude to pry. Not that the gossip tabloids will care. (And it won't happen right away in any case; the couple have an engagement Tuesday in London with new father-in-law, Prince Charles.) Nevertheless, once they return, where will they live, and what will their new jobs be in the royal firm? How long will it take for Duchess Meghan to become a British citizen, not to mention accustom herself to driving on the other side of the road? Will she be able to curb her more political opinions, in keeping with the royal rule of staying above politics? And dare we hope to see more of this royal couple here in America as California-born Meghan returns to visit her friends and … [Read more...] about What’s next for Harry & Meghan? New digs, new job, new influence?
Boris Johnson is to make the first visit to Argentina by a British foreign secretary for 25 years. He will lay a wreath commemorating the Falklands war during a five-day tour of Latin America, also taking in Peru and Chile, as a part of a drive to drum up post-Brexit trade. The UK is looking to repair a relationship with Buenos Aires that was thrust into deep freeze by Argentine presidents Nestor Kirchner and Cristina Kirchner between 2003 and 2015. Read more Why did Britain go to war with Argentina over the Falkland Islands? The arrival of their successor Mauricio Macri has led Argentina’s government to dial down its rhetoric over the disputed islands and seek engagement with the wider world, including by hosting the G20 this year. Mr Johnson will attend a meeting of G20 foreign ministers in Buenos Aires on Monday, becoming the first British foreign secretary to visit the country since Douglas Hurd in 1993. Theresa May is also set to be the first prime minister … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson to make first visit by British foreign secretary to Argentina for 25 years
Vast areas set aside to protect the world’s animals and plants are being destroyed as human activities like road building and urbanisation encroach on them. A third of the land in the world’s wildlife sanctuaries and national parks – a total area of 2.3 million square miles – faces destruction due to human activities. Hardly any of the global protected land remains untouched, with over 90 per cent of it bearing some evidence of damaging human activities. Read more Revolutionise food farming to save our favourite species, say experts The news serves as a “stunning reality check” for those who consider such spaces to be safe havens for the world’s wildlife, according to the authors of the new report documenting these findings. "Governments are claiming these places are protected for the sake of nature when in reality they aren't," said Professor James Watson, a Wildlife Conservation Society research director and one of the authors of … [Read more...] about One third of world’s ‘protected’ national parks and wildlife sanctuaries threatened by human activities