The week in wildlife – in pictures

The week in wildlife – in pictures

A roebuck stands on a mountaintop during the blue hour of the evening in Wiesenthau, Bavaria. Photograph: Nicolas Armer/DPA Green..

Scottish fishermen turn to food banks as Covid-19 devastates industry

Scottish fishermen turn to food banks as Covid-19 devastates industry

Scottish fishermen are turning to food banks and welfare organisations, as the coronavirus crisis has led to plummeting demand for..

High winds kill thousands of migrating birds in ‘disaster’ over Greece

High winds kill thousands of migrating birds in ‘disaster’ over Greece

Thousands of swallows and swifts migrating from Africa to Europe have been left dead by high winds battering Greece, bird..

Hope, laughter and loss in this wretched time of coronavirus

Hope, laughter and loss in this wretched time of coronavirus

In her uplifting long read (‘The impossible has already happened’: what coronavirus can teach us about hope, 7 April), Rebecca..

China signals end to dog meat consumption by humans

China signals end to dog meat consumption by humans

The Chinese government has signalled an end to the human consumption of dogs, with the agriculture ministry today releasing a..

Climate crisis: in coronavirus lockdown, nature bounces back – but for how long?

Climate crisis: in coronavirus lockdown, nature bounces back – but for how long?

The environmental changes wrought by the coronavirus were first visible from space. Then, as the disease and the lockdown spread,..

Spring blossom images unite UK nature lovers amid corona crisis

Spring blossom images unite UK nature lovers amid corona crisis

Some have shared beautiful images of blossoms that are brightening back gardens while others have been spotting the delicate, colourful..

Coronavirus may prove boost for UK’s bees and rare wildflowers

Coronavirus may prove boost for UK’s bees and rare wildflowers

Rare wildflowers and declining bee populations could start to recover during the coronavirus lockdown because many councils are leaving roadside..

Bamboo rats left in limbo as breeders push back against China wildlife ban

Bamboo rats left in limbo as breeders push back against China wildlife ban

Just a few months ago Cheng Yongcai ran a thriving farm that produced 20,000 bamboo rats a year in Qingyuan..