The illegal wildlife trade is worth billions of dollars. Some crimes, like elephant poaching, are well known. Others, such as the unlawful capture of birds for use in booze-filled singing contests, less so.
Colombia teems with birds, but until recently fighting between the government and guerilla groups scared visitors away. Now, former war zones are fast becoming bird-watching hotspots. And that could help preserve them.
A couple of thousand tigers — many owned as pets — live in Texas. That gives the US state the second-largest population of the endangered species in the world, after India. It's a major challenge for tiger conservation.
Great tits, Himalayan snowcocks, rough-faced shags, brown tremblers. Those are just some of the species thousands of birdwatchers may catch sight of for this year's biggest birding event.
England have banished history and finally won a World Cup penalty shootout. They defeated Colombia 4-3 from the spot, with Jordan Pickford and Eric Dier proving the Three Lions' heroes.
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