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Oh, deer – new strategy to protect Chile’s most endangered hoofed animal

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The South Andean deer is the most endangered hoofed animal in South America

It features deep set eyes, it has distinctive fury antlers, it’s about the size of toddler and now there’s a bold new plan to save the species from extinction.

The deer’s numbers have been dwindling for quite some time now, with estimates suggesting just 1,500 remain.

The animals exist in fragmented and isolated groups, meaning they are susceptible to freak weather events while also suffering from poor genetic diversity.

Conservation efforts to save the species have recently been ramped up in Chile.

Environmental organisation Rewilding Chile has started buying areas of wilderness and grazing land in Patagonia.

In 2018 it gave 400,000 hectares of land back to the government, which will be used to create a Route of Parks connecting 17 national parks over the southern region of Chile.

At the centre of this all is a deer corridor, with the ultimate goal of restoring the interconnectivity of populations along the length of Patagonia.

While the animals will still have to battle the ongoing effects of climate change it’s hoped these corridors will give the cute animals a prosperous future.

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Heatwave drains River Po and exposes WW2 Bomb

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Well how’s this for a climate discovery

Heatwaves across Europe are scorching fields and draining rivers.

In Italy, the waters of the nation’s River Po are now running so low they revealed a previously submerged World War Two bomb.

Military experts have now defused the device and carried out a controlled explosion.

The 450 kilogram bomb was discovered by fisherman on July 25 near a northern village.

Around 3,000 people living nearby were evacuated for the disposal operation, and the area’s airspace was also shut down.

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Floods: authorities search for stranded motorists

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Authorities are desperately searching for stranded motorists after Death Valley was drenched by a near-record downpour

1,000 people are believed to be stuck inside the National Park, forcing the site’s closure.

On top of this, 60 cars belonging to park visitors and staff have buried in several feet of debris at an historic luxury hotel near the park headquarters.

Flash floods are a natural part of the region’s ecology and occur somewhere throughout the national park every year, often reshaping its canyon landscape.

Authorities say no further monsoonal rain is expected imminently, but additional showers have been forecast.

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Iran mudslides leave 69 people dead

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Iran mudslides and flash floods have left 69 people dead

Extreme landslides and flash floods have hit Iran’s major cities and provinces.

The extreme weather event has devastated thousands of civilians across 20 provinces, including the Tehran region.

Iran’s crisis Management Organisation says approximately 20,000 residential homes have been damaged and 45 people are still missing.

Many of the regions major airports and highways have also been impacted with thousands of people urgently evacuated.

Iran has been fighting the heavy rainfall for over two weeks, with deadly mudslides sweeping livelihoods away.

The Iranian Meteorological organisation has warned the floods are set to continue, with predictions more heavy rainfall is on the way.

So far, the floods have caused millions in damages to major provinces. Ten of thousands of livestock and animals have also been washed away.

Many locals have taken to social media to show the extent of the floods.

Many scientists around the world are blaming climate change for these kind of frequent weather disasters.

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