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1.5 million whales, dolphins and porpoises in the European Atlantic

Wageningen Marine Research
A large-scale international survey of whales, dolphins and porpoises in European Atlantic waters has estimated a total of more than 1.5 million cetaceans in the area in summer 2016. That has become clear after SCANS III, the third large-scale international research into prevalence and distribution of cetaceans.
12.05.2017

Pioneering UN Backed, Citizen Led Alliance against Mosquito Borne Diseases Joins Global Fight to Save 2.7 Million Lives Every Year

Muggenradar, Wageningen University
The Muggenradar of Wageningen University will be part of Global Mosquito Alert, a new alliance of citizen science organizations and UN Environment. The alliance aims to escalate the global fight against mosquito borne diseases, responsible for killing close to 2.7 million people annually, mostly in Africa and Latin America. Overall mosquito borne cases are estimated at 500 million every year.
08.05.2017

Pioneering UN Backed, Citizen Led Alliance against Mosquito Borne Diseases Joins Global Fight to Save 2.7 Million Lives Every Year

Muggenradar, Wageningen University
The Muggenradar of Wageningen University will be part of Global Mosquito Alert, a new alliance of citizen science organizations and UN Environment. The alliance aims to escalate the global fight against mosquito borne diseases, responsible for killing close to 2.7 million people annually, mostly in Africa and Latin America. Overall mosquito borne cases are estimated at 500 million every year.
08.05.2017

Can barnacle geese predict the climate?

NIOO-KNAW
The breeding grounds of Arctic migratory birds such as the barnacle goose are changing rapidly due to accelerated warming in the polar regions. They won't be able to keep up with the changes unless they can somehow anticipate them. A team of researchers from the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) employed models to assess the future prospects of the geese and their young.
02.05.2017

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'Dr. Duck' and the missing ducklings

NIOO-KNAW
Now that the first ducklings of the season have hatched, NIOO's own 'Dr Duck' - researcher Erik Kleyheeg - is appealing to citizen scientists in the Netherlands to help him solve a mystery.
12.04.2017

Why conservation scientists are listening to nature

The Conversation
The world is noisy. In cities, we find ourselves constantly surrounded by the moan of motors, the screech of sirens, and the prattle of people. So much so, that we often crave the peace and quiet of the countryside. But silence is hard to find, even in nature.
07.04.2017

Capture the green explosion in your surroundings with the GrowApp; now also available on iOS

De Natuurkalender, GLOBE, Wageningen University
Due to the extreme high temperatures, spring is quickly arriving in the Netherlands. Next week, several characteristic trees such as oak, horse-chestnut, lime, alder, apple and birch will start unfolding their leaves. The recently launched GrowApp is now also available on iOS, enabling you to capture the green explosion with your iPhone and iPad.
01.04.2017

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GrowApp: make an animation of climate change in your backyard

De Natuurkalender, GLOBE, Wageningen University
The newly launched GrowApp allows people to make animations of trees, gardens and landscapes by taking pictures with their smartphone. The app directly transforms these pictures in a time lapse movie that shows changes over the seasons and even over the years. While having fun making an animation of their backyard, users help scientists better understand climate change impact on the environment.
20.03.2017

GrowApp: make an animation of climate change in your backyard

De Natuurkalender, GLOBE, Wageningen University
The newly launched GrowApp allows people to make animations of trees, gardens and landscapes by taking pictures with their smartphone. The app directly transforms these pictures in a time lapse movie that shows changes over the seasons and even over the years. While having fun making an animation of their backyard, users help scientists better understand climate change impact on the environment.
20.03.2017

Common cuckoos can distinguish the calls of their neighbors from a stranger's

The City University of New York
Male cuckoos appear to have a unique call that makes them distinguishable to and from other males. A new study appearing in Animal Behaviour shows that an individual cuckoo call may determine how a male responds to an interloper in his territory, behaving more tolerantly towards neighbors and more aggressively towards strangers.
17.03.2017

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Why conservation scientists are listening to nature

The Conversation

07.04.2017

Capture the green explosion in your surroundings with the GrowApp; now also available on iOS

De Natuurkalender, GLOBE, Wageningen University

01.04.2017

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