The week in wildlife – in pictures

bird home sweet The week in wildlife – in pictures

A baby green turtle ( Chelonia mydas ) swims into the sea after being released on the beach at Lalombi in Indonesia. Six of the seven species of sea turtles including the green turtle, live in Indonesian waters. The main threats to them are from hunting, fishing, egg trading and damage to nesting habitat A harpy eagle on a nest in the southern Amazon, Brazil. They are among the world’s largest and most powerful birds, but those living in deforested areas of their last stronghold in the Amazon struggle to feed their young as their habitat is destroyed A vast herd of wildebeest on annual migration in the Masai Mara. Kenya is beginning its first national census of wildlife . It will cover 58 national parks and reserves, private and community conservancies and include a count of terrestrial and marine mammals, key birds such as ostriches and kori bustards, and endangered primates. The results are due in August More galleries Most popular

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