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Researchers from Naturalis and the University of Amsterdam have recorded the characteristics of the various species of crayfish found in the Netherlands. Based on their analysis, they expect that the marbled crayfish could become..
Mainly since the sixties has the green iguana continuously expanded its nonnative range, especially throughout the Greater Caribbean region, and despite repeated warning for its consequences. Now scientists and conservationists..
Scientific names of animals and plants consist of two parts: the genus name and the specific name. The genus name is not only a name label, but also an indication of evolutionary relationship: all species with the same genus name..
A study by researchers from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam shows that the invasive plant coralita and urban development have led to large, distinct changes in insect and spider communities on Sint Eustatius. Hence, coralita is..
Climate change affects our health. The consequences that climate change can have on our health, for instance heat stress, allergies, diseases, air quality and UV-radiation, have hitherto never been documented this extensively: as..
Lionfish were first spotted off the coast of Bonaire back in 2009. Since then, STINAPA Bonaire has been working alongside a cast of dedicated volunteers to continuously track, monitor and control this expanding invasive species. ..
Wageningen University recently published an alarming report on the threatened natural resources on Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius. The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA), together with local park organizations, urge the local..
The recent uproar about seats on a British Airways flight crawling with bedbugs is only one of the unintended consequences that urbanization worldwide has on evolution, says a University of Toronto researcher whose new study takes..
A new study stresses the urgent need to include more species on the EU’s 'List of Invasive Alien Species of Union Concern'. The EU leads the world in legislation to protect the economy and the environment from the threat of..
As with humans, most animals prefer to associate with some individuals and not with others. The social structure can influence how a population responds to changes in its environment. Examining social networks is a promising..