ITV News reports it’s hoped dormice will spread from their only home in Lancashire to Cumbria this spring. They’re incredibly rare in the UK but a project in Silverdale is connecting woodlands so they can spread to other areas.
BBC News reports the population of hedgehogs in rural Britain is continuing a “steep decline” according to research.
I News reports Wildlife Trusts chief Craig Bennett wants to reintroduce the predatory felines – and says they could work wonders for the country’s eco-system and landscape.
The Times reports more than 150,000 deer are to be culled across Scotland over the next five years as part of a multimillion-pound scheme to protect the country’s trees.
The Times reports sightings of humpback whales have soared around the UK in a further sign of the recovery of the species. The Wildlife Trusts have recorded more than 75 sightings off Cornwall since 2019 plus others this year off the Isles of Scilly, Northumberland, Pembrokeshire in Wales, Shetland and in the Firth of Forth.
The Guardian reports creatures such as hedgehogs waking without sufficient food as abnormal weather disrupts hibernation.
The Times reports the weasel may be the villain in The Wind in the Willows but Britain’s smallest native carnivore needs legal protection because of falling numbers, scientists have said.
ITV NEWS reports for most people seeing dolphins is a rare wonder but, for trawlerman Peter Green from St Mawes in Cornwall, it is an almost everyday occurrence – yet he still finds it magical.