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“I met people that would be affected by the dam, whose homes would be flooded or washed away… That made it become more than a campaign.” Agness Sililo Musutu, Freshwater Programme Coordinator at WWF Zambia, tells about her work to..


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After the otter became extinct in the Netherlands in 1988, a programme for the re-introduction of otters has been ongoing since 2002. Data of winter 2018/2019 show that the population keeps growing in distribution and numbers, but..


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Oak tree health in Europe is declining. Fourth-year students from the Avans university will investigate and monitor the health of oak trees in the Loonse and Drunense Dunes. They will analyze the leaves using remote sensing and..


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A recent scientific publication report describes the critically endangered Bonaire palm for the first time. Although the palm was already documented in 1979, it took till 2019 before scientists identified it as native solely to..


Continue reading 20 November 2019   4 mnd oud

Black rats pose a significant threat to the biodiversity on Sint Eustatius. A rodent control project, funded by the Ministry LNV and implemented by Caribbean Netherlands Science Institute (CNSI), was launched in 2017. Over the..


Continue reading 13 November 2019   4 mnd oud

Hurricane Maria devasted several Caribbean islands in 2017. A major relief campaign was launched to help the affected population of the Commonwealth of Dominica. It has now been established that in addition to emergency aid,..


Continue reading 09 November 2019   4 mnd oud

They were all over the news in August and September: the massive forest fires in South America. Thousands of hectares burned down and many precious natural areas were destroyed. In this disastrous and dangerous environment,..


Continue reading 31 October 2019   4 mnd oud

Science… You might associate the term with professors with thick glasses and white coats, or large university buildings. For ages, science has been like that indeed. A new field originated during the past few decades though, based..


Continue reading 28 September 2019   6 mnd oud

Bonaire houses about two hundred caves. These caves provide crucial habitat for several important animal species, especially five species of the island’s only native terrestrial mammals, the bats. The Bonaire Caves and Karst..


Continue reading 20 September 2019   6 mnd oud

The arrival of humans in New Zealand, some 700 years ago, triggered a wave of extinction among native bird species. Many more species are currently under threat. Calculations by scientists show that it would take at least 50..


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