One of the UK's rarest butterflies is making a comeback thanks to a new site in Exmoor National Park.
The Heath Fritillary has multiplied in numbers, thanks to work by the Park Authority to create suitable coppice clearings in nearby areas
Two of the West's most iconic bridges have been honoured in a new set of stamps by the Royal Mail.
They celebrate the huge leaps in engineering made over the last few centuries:
Ponies are synonymous with our national parks and while numbers of some are increasing, others face dying out.
One endangered breed is the Exmoor mare which is in particular danger. But in a new conservation project 14 ponies have been shipped to the Czech Republic for a breeding programme which aims to increase their numbers.
They will be living in a 40 hectare pasture on a site of a former military base where there progress will be carefully monitored.
If the breeding proves successful more will be sent to other locations across Europe.
He's climbed Everest, reached both the north and south poles, and raised millions for charity. Sir Ranulph Fiennes shows no signs of slowing down.
His next challenge is the formidable Marathon des Sables - a six-day, 156-mile run across the Sahara desert in 50 degree heat.
Earlier he told Ian Axton what it was all about.
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Veteran explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes will take on "the toughest footrace on Earth" in April - the Marathon des Sables in Morocco - in a bid to raise millions for charity and become the oldest Briton ever to complete the race.
Sir Ranulph, who turns 71 in March, must run 156 miles across the Sahara in 50C heat to complete the six-day ultramarathon.
He hopes to raise £2.5 million for Marie Curie, which provides care and support to terminally ill people and their families across the UK.
Relative to some of the other things, this will take less time to train for - it will only take six or seven months of running five days a week.
Villagers in Somerset are being given a say on the future of Porlock Marsh. A project is investigating how to manage the area - a designated site of scientific interest - and how it can be improved as a visitor attraction.
A drop-in session is being held at Porlock village hall today from 3pm to 7pm.
An extension to the Coleridge Way across Exmoor will be officially opened later today.
The route celebrates the work of Westcountry poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who drew inspiration from the diverse landscape, breathtaking views and rugged terrain. It's now 51 miles long and signposted with a quill logo.
Exmoor Ranger Adam Vasey tells us more:
Buglife, the invertebrate conservation trust, says up 75% of some of our most threatened bee species have been lost in some counties.Read the full story ›
75% of the most threatened bee species have been lost to some of the region's counties.
A report by nature conservation charity Buglife says the large garden bumblebee (Bombus ruderatus) is still found in Gloucestershire and Somerset, but over the past 50 years has disappeared from Dorset and the far South West.
The increased use of pesticides and unpredictable weather have contributed to their decline.
Managers in charge of our National Parks in Devon say they're 'outraged' at planning changes, which could mean thousands of new houses on Dartmoor and Exmoor.
Unoccupied farm buildings could be converted into homes without the need for planning permission, which could change the face of the landscape. John Andrews reports.