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Public asked for help naming baby lemur

Ring-tailed lemur is one of many spring births
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Chatter box A new free app will support vital work in clinics caring for stray dogs around the world, experts say. Created by the University of Edinburgh, the tool allows vets to track the wellbeing of dogs going through catch-neuter-return schemes, which are common in countries with large numbers of strays.

Vets say the welfare of individual dogs can be overlooked during the process of capture, transport or surgery. The app, piloted across Asia and Africa, helps staff to monitor welfare, spot signs of distress and develop strategies to improve care. It was launched at BSAVA Congress on Friday 6 April.  Chatter box

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EU court backs neonicotinoids ban
EU court backs neonicotinoids ban

Legal action against 2013 ban dismissed
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Rare bittern heard for first time on Isle of Wight
Rare bittern heard for first time on Isle of Wight

Call suggests the bird is looking for a mate
Government Bill to uphold environmental standards announced
Government Bill to uphold environmental standards announced

Bill to ensure environmental principles remain central to policy
River pollution kills thousands of fish in Lincolnshire
River pollution kills thousands of fish in Lincolnshire

Environment Agency taking situation “very seriously”
Young seal found with air filter around his neck
Young seal found with air filter around his neck

Rescued seal learnt to swim on his back to reduce pain
Bat lifecycle disrupted by rising temperatures
Bat lifecycle disrupted by rising temperatures

Some Mediterranean bats ignored hibernation this year
Hedgehog sightings continue to fall
Hedgehog sightings continue to fall

Nearly six in 10 gardeners did not see any hedgehogs last year
 Vets rescue ‘bile bears’ from a lifetime of suffering
Vets rescue ‘bile bears’ from a lifetime of suffering

Four Paws back government campaign to end bear farming
EU members back near-total neonics ban
EU members back near-total neonics ban

Environmentalists call ban ‘a beacon of hope for bees’
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Farm to fork traceability championed in new service

Defra has created a new information service to offer farm to fork traceability when the UK leaves the EU. The Livestock Information Service, which is set to be operational from 2019, will identify and track animal movements via electronic IDs, meaning the industry and government are better placed to respond in the event of a disease outbreak.

Environment secretary Michael Gove said: “This service will be instrumental in improving traceability and providing guarantees to consumers about the origin of their food. NFU President Minette Batters, among others, has helped lead the way on this, showing how it will drive a progressive and vibrant livestock industry once we leave the EU.”

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