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Green sea turtle

Seagrasses are marine flowering plants that can reproduce both sexually (flowering) and asexually (clones). Sexual reproduction increases genetic diversity, resilience and dispersal success of seagrasses. A recent study discovered..


Continue reading 21 July 2021   2 mnd oud
Lesser Antillean Iguana (Iguana delicatissima)

Thousands of residences on St. Vincent are in need of humanitarian aid following the recent eruptions of the La Soufrière volcano. As large quantities of relief supplies are arriving from far and wide, stakeholders from twelve..


Continue reading 23 May 2021   4 mnd oud
Turkse rivierkreeft - Pontastacus leptodactylus

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..


Continue reading 17 February 2021   7 mnd oud

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..


Continue reading 05 January 2021   8 mnd oud
Aspilanta ampelopsifoliella female

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..


Continue reading 11 August 2020   1 jaar oud

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..


Continue reading 17 June 2020   1 jaar oud
Parietaria judaica Klein glaskruid Saxifraga-Ed Stikvoort

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..


Continue reading 03 July 2019   2 jaar oud

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. ..


Continue reading 24 April 2019   2 jaar oud
Door ontbossing en overbegrazing door loslopend vee kan de bodem niet meer worden vastgehouden door begroeiing en ontstaat erosie.  Regenwater en wind zorgen ervoor dat de grond in zee eindigt wat samen met ongezuiverd afvalwater een grote bedreiging vormt voor de koraalriffen.

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..


Continue reading 06 March 2019   2 jaar oud
City, urban

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..


Continue reading 10 November 2017   3 jaar oud

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