The Times reports for decades the population of the bird has been in decline. Now conservationists say a push to rescue precious eggs from military airfields — a favoured habitat — is their only chance at survival.
The Daily Mail reports as an avian flu outbreak wreaks havoc across the UK and sparks increasing concern from the Government, Geoffrey Lean asks what will happen next and does the disease pose a threat to human health.
The Guardian reports conservationists said animals were eerily still as they tried to shelter from the heat. Experts fear that record-breaking temperatures could cause a further collapse in insect numbers, with bumblebees and butterflies among those most affected.
iNEWS exclusively report that adult butterflies survive the heat by seeking shade, but young caterpillars could be left scorched and starving, conservationists warn.
BBC News reprots people are being encouraged to count the number of butterflies they see over the next three weeks – as part of efforts to protect them from extinction.
The Observer reports artificial lawns are higher maintenance than the adverts will have you believe … and they’ll burn your feet in this heatwave
The Independent reports the RSPB has described the deaths of great skuas, gannets, guillemots and terns as a “wake up call” for the Scottish government, which it says must “urgently” develop an action plan to protect wild birds.
BBC News reports ticks have become a year-round threat because of climate change, experts have warned. Lyme disease, a bacterial infection which causes a range of health problems, can be spread to humans from some tick bites.