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Large-scale commercial trade of wild orchids is a pressing, but little-recognised conservation problem, according to researchers...


Continue reading 19 December 2017   4 wkn oud

A new study from North Carolina State University, the Smithsonian and Duke University finds that bamboo lemurs, giant pandas and red pandas share 48 gut microbes in common – despite the fact that they are separated by millions of..


Continue reading 15 December 2017   1 maand oud

As sea ice melts, new findings add to concerns about the effects of ocean noise and increased human activity on deep-diving Arctic whales...


Continue reading 12 December 2017   1 maand oud

With the use of the GrowApp the seasonal change of a birch tree in Bennekom, the Netherlands, was captured by making a time-lapse video. Based on the individual photos, the change of the tree’s greenness over time was determined...


Continue reading 10 December 2017   1 maand oud

New research shows that pigeons can discriminate the abstract concepts of space and time - and seem to use a different region of the brain than humans and primates to do so. The finding underscores that animals beyond humans and..


Continue reading 08 December 2017   1 maand oud

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), WWF, and BirdLife International today launched the Trillion Trees programme, a 25-year initiative to help implement and scale global forest commitments and spur greater ambitions towards..


Continue reading 05 December 2017   1 maand oud

A study of Darwin's finches, which live on the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean, has revealed direct genetic evidence that new species can arise in just two generations. It all started with the arrival of a strange bird to a..


Continue reading 01 December 2017   1 maand oud

Climate change discussions on social media are very influential. A new study in BioScience shows that when it comes to iconic topics such as polar bears and retreating sea ice, climate blogs fall into two distinct camps. With..


Continue reading 30 November 2017   1 maand oud

Mexico’s government has created a marine park the size of Illinois in the Pacific, the largest ocean reserve in North America for the conservation of giant rays, whales and turtles, including dozens of species endemic to the area...


Continue reading 29 November 2017   1 maand oud

Ever wonder what makes soil, soil? And could soil from the Amazon rainforest really be the same as soil from your garden? Researchers from the University of Manchester and the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) are using..


Continue reading 28 November 2017   1 maand oud

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