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Frigatebird chick is island’s first for a century

A frigatebird chick is being raised on Ascension Island for the first time in more than a century – and here it is, basking its downy feathers in the sun in this picture by Kenickie Simon Andrews. Its arrival in … Continue reading

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Stray goat fine set to be a thousand times bigger

The penalty for allowing goats to stray on to government land on St Helena could rise to £250 – from a mere 25 pence. That’s a thousand-fold increase. The “more meaningful” maximum fine is being considered because of the damage … Continue reading

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Decline that led to wirebird breeding failures

When the experts from Shelco went to look round the site of their proposed eco-resort on St Helena, they were greeted by one of the locals. A rat. It was evidence – not really needed – that it’s not only … Continue reading

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A political animal at Blue Hill? (update: mystery solved)

Cats aren’t renowned for their political activity. Or any activity, in fact. And yet the evidence of a recent constituency meeting seems to suggest that in Blue Hill at least, they take an informed interest in public affairs. At the … Continue reading

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