separating fact from fiction

Cecil the lion
The BBC's documentary on trophy-hunting did not provide all possible views on the importance of wildlife as part of an ecosystem, says Catherine Bearder, MEP.
Wildlife photography has traditionally been the preserve of men, but there's no reason why this can't change, says Suzi Eszterhas. 
The truth is out - DNA analysis of 'yeti' pelts has shown they really belong to brown bears and Asian black bears, says Charlotte Lindqvist. 
Badgers may attack and kill hedgehogs, but that doesn't mean they are solely to blame for the latter's decline, says Carly Pettett. 
Wolves were blamed for the death of a tourist in Greece, but there is little evidence linking them to the attack, says Yorgos Iliopoulos. 
Harris hawk
Native to the Americas, Harris hawks are now breeding here in the UK, but are they really a threat to joggers asks Paul Stancliffe?
Wildlife trade bans don't always work for the species they are supposed to be protecting, says Daniel Stiles.
Grey squirrels are a non-native species in the UK
The UK can elimate non-native species such as grey squirrels, says James Russell, who is leading efforts to remove invasive predators in New Zealand.
Beavers were recently introduced to Cornwall
With the beaver release in Cornwall, it’s easy to believe that the species is back in Britain for good, but much needs to be done to secure its future, says Derek Gow.
Polar bears fighting over a carcass in Svalbard, Norway
Claims that polar bears are thriving or will adapt to climate change are unfounded, says Andrew Derocher.
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