Extinction Rebellion protesters stay away from court over Covid-19 fears

Dozens of Extinction Rebellion protesters failed to attend their court hearings after the campaign group told…

The week in wildlife – in pictures

A water rail at Northumberland Park in North Tyneside Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA An adder, Vipera berus,…

Norfolk road report rewritten to remove warning of risk to bats

An ecological report revealing that a new road would imperil one of Britain’s rarest mammals was…

‘Nature is taking back Venice’: wildlife returns to tourist-free city

Look down into the waters of the Venice canals today and there is a surprising sight…

Mexico’s deadly toll of environment and land defenders catalogued in report

At least 83 Mexican land and environment defenders were murdered between 2012 and 2019, while hundreds…

Why not encourage cycling during the coronavirus lockdown?

It’s an increasingly urgent question for those who still have to travel into work, or to…

Country diary: yellowhammers woo their mates with a local song

A raven greets me at the gateway, a tutelary spirit flying low overhead. I’m on the…

Taxi! Endangered New Zealand seabirds get a lift to safety after crash landing in fog

A taxi driver in New Zealand has swapped drunken revellers for wayward seabirds in an attempt…

‘The forest is everything’: indigenous tribes in India battle to save their home from Adani – in pictures

The Adani-managed Parsa East and Kanta Basan open-cut coalmine carved out of the Hasdeo Arand forest…

Win for conservation as African black rhino numbers rise

Numbers of African black rhinos in the wild have risen by several hundred, a rare boost…