A friend welcomed a badger sett on his land even when they wrenched a sheaf from his best daffodils, just nicely in flower. Illustration:  Michael Viney

A friend with an outlier badger sett just the other side of the hedge was reminded of his intermittent neighbours on a brilliant morning last week whe(...)

A screengrab from a Youtube clip showing beachgoers  holding the dolphin and taking  photos with it.

The Wildlife Foundation in Argentina has urged people to return beached dolphins to the sea as soon as possible, after a dolphin died having been pass(...)

  Kiyoshi Kimura, president of sushi restaurant chain   Kiyomura Co,  with the 200kg bluefin which sold for ¥14 million: The popularity of Japanese food means bluefin has become more sought after by diners in other countries, notably China. Photograph:   Kiyoshi Ota/EPA

A sushi restaurant in Japan has paid €110,000 for a bluefin tuna at the first auction of the year at Tokyo’s Tsukiji market, despite repeated warning(...)

Some in China believe that consuming the Chinese giant salamander can combat the effects of ageing.

The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen has suspended 14 police officers and put a police chief under investigation on suspicion of feasting on an enda(...)

Legal imports have grown from 350,000 skins valued at just €100 million (€72 million) in 2005 as Beyoncé, Johnny Depp’s partner, Amber Heard, Khloé Kardashian and Tamara Ecclestone have jumped on the trend for the exotic handbags, which can sell for more than €5,000 each.

Illegally traded python skins worth $1 billion (€720 million) are being imported into Europe every year as weak regulation fails to stop illici(...)

Unesco has called for a halt to the development of a controversial £100 million golf resort on Northern Ireland’s north coast, it was revealed (...)

DESPITE atrocious weather last Friday week, the annual media fly-fishing outing to Annamoe in Co Wicklow went ahead as planned. Now in its nint(...)