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A large group of common bottlenose dolphins have been spotted in Canadian Pacific waters. It is the first confirmed occurrence of the species in this area. ..


Continue reading 24 April 2018   1 maand oud

Citizen Scientists around the world have been counting young eels in an International Eel Count. Today, at World Fish Migration Day, we present the preliminary outcomes which give insight in recruitment numbers and contribute to..


Continue reading 21 April 2018   2 mnd oud

In the world of Costa’s hummingbirds, it’s not size that matters - it’s sound. During breeding season, male Costa’s perform a high-speed dive during which they 'sing' to potential mates using their tail feathers...


Continue reading 20 April 2018   2 mnd oud

Many of the world's most charismatic animal species - those that attract the largest interest and deepest empathy from the public - are at high risk of extinction in part because many people believe their iconic stature guarantees..


Continue reading 17 April 2018   2 mnd oud

Chronic caloric restriction strongly increases the lifespan of a small primate, the grey mouse lemur. This is one of the results of a ten-year experiment conducted by researchers at the CNRS and the French National Museum of..


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The migration of European and American eel severely declined. Therefore a lot of effort is being made to develop knowledge and to take conservation measures. Citizen scientists play an important role in monitoring and helping eels..


Continue reading 12 April 2018   2 mnd oud

It might seem like a 'whale of tale', but groundbreaking research from Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is the first to demonstrate that just like human societies, beluga whales appear to value..


Continue reading 10 April 2018   2 mnd oud

In the latest peer-reviewed publication on the potential impacts of a border wall on plants and animals, conservation biologists, led by a pair of scientists from The University of Texas at Austin, say that border walls threaten..


Continue reading 06 April 2018   2 mnd oud

De Vlinderstichting (Dutch Butterfly Conservation) and CBS (Statistics Netherlands) coordinate the monitoring schemes for butterflies and dragonflies in the Netherlands and just released their report for 2017, including some clear..


Continue reading 03 April 2018   2 mnd oud

A conceptual framework to help measure how conservation action helps species on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species recover was presented in a paper published today in the journal Conservation Biology...


Continue reading 30 March 2018   2 mnd oud

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