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Online awards celebrate feline companionship during lockdown
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Chatter box The UK government has announced that it will be running two free webinars for horse owners and exporters, explaining what steps to take to export horses from 1 January 2021.

The first webinar will take place on Tuesday 20 October 2020, from 9.30am to 11am. It will cover Export Health Certificate (EHC) requirements from 1 January 2021. Click here to register.

The second webinar will take place on Wednesday 4 November 2020, from 10.30am to 12pm. This session will focus on the steps that businesses need to take to export equines from the UK to the EU. Click here to register.

For more information on exporting horses and ponies after 1 January 2021, please visit the gov.uk website. Chatter box

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Equine News
Rare sunfish washes up on Scottish beach
Rare sunfish washes up on Scottish beach

Species normally resides in water that is warmer than 10C.
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 British butterfly numbers fall to lowest for 11 years
British butterfly numbers fall to lowest for 11 years

Figures from the 2020 Big Butterfly Count revealed.
Edinburgh Zoo welcomes inquisitive otter pair
Edinburgh Zoo welcomes inquisitive otter pair

Barry and Luna are settling in well to their new enclosure.
Downward trend of lapwings reversed in Avon Valley
Downward trend of lapwings reversed in Avon Valley

Ecologists and farmers work together to improve populations in the Avon Valley.
'Scent-training' honeybees could boost sunflower production
'Scent-training' honeybees could boost sunflower production

Scientists teach bees to pollinate flowers using synthetic odour.
Metaldehyde slug pellets to be banned from March 2022
Metaldehyde slug pellets to be banned from March 2022

Decision reached to 'better protect wildlife and the environment'.
'Snip the straps' off face masks, public urged
'Snip the straps' off face masks, public urged

New figures reveal impact of litter on wildlife since start of lockdown.
RSPB launches 'Revive our World' campaign
RSPB launches 'Revive our World' campaign

Charity calls for action as scale of environmental decline is revealed
Report reveals 68 per cent decline in wildlife populations
Report reveals 68 per cent decline in wildlife populations

Call for action to set nature 'on a path to recovery' by 2030.
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More cases of African swine fever confirmed in Germany

More cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been confirmed in wild boar in Germany.

According to Pig World, 20 outbreaks have been identified in two districts - Brandenburg, where the original case confirmed on September 10 was found, and near the town of Neuzelle, some 7.5 km away.

The finding represents a further seven cases confirmed by Germany's Friedrich-Loeffler Institute. A Central Crisis Team has been established to coordinate the response to the outbreak.

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