Fighting to conserve the world's wonderful creatures, both big and small. And noisy animals, how we love the sound of some - but hate the sound of others.
France has lost a third of its songbirds over the past 15 years. According to two recent studies, finches and larks, warblers and yellowhammers are all disappearing fast. For game birds like quail and partridge, the picture is even more alarming. John Laurenson traveled to rural western France to find out why.
Migratory birds face a lot of hazards on the way to their breeding grounds, including hunters. And when lead shot or bullets are used, it becomes a problem for the rest of us as well. Ruth Cromie, of the UK-based Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, spoke with DW about the problems with lead ammunition and why it should be eliminated.
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