New Crustacean Species- North Sea?

From the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in Germany: New species in the North Sea Researchers describe the newly discovered amphipod Epimeria frankei using extensive mitogenomic information May 2, 2018 Experts from the Alfred Wegener Institute and the Universities of Oldenburg and Potsdam, Germany have confirmed the existence of a […]


ScienceDaily reports Illuminating fishing nets with low-cost lights could reduce the terrible impact they have on seabirds and marine-dwellers by more than 85 percent, new research has shown. Read full story at LED lights reduce seabird death toll from fishing by 85 percent — ScienceDaily

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Young platypus comfortably watches photographers. Image Credit: Laura Romin & Larry Dalton/Wildlife Reflections Photography. by Larry B. Dalton and Laura A. Romin Platypus are known for being extremely shy, but this little fella was curious about some lucky wildlife photographers THE PLATYPUS (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), an egg-laying semi-aquatic mammal endemic to eastern Australia, is typically shy; […]

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Introduction While preparing for an upcoming Q&A, I came across a remarkably thorough report about the illegal wildlife trade. The report is titled Analysis of Conservation Initiatives Aimed at Reducing Demand for Traded Wildlife in China and Vietnam. Written by Vian Sharif, it was commissioned by Stop Ivory for the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) and The […]

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Vietnam Plastic Pollution Combat Plan!

Update: June, 04/2018 – 16:30 | Trash are seen along the coast in the south of Phước Diêm Commune, Thuận Nam District in central province of Ninh Thuận. — VNA/VNS Photo Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Dozens of embassies and international organisations marked the World Environment Day (June 5) by signing a Code of Conduct on Combating Plastic Pollution. […]

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Rare Iranian Cheetahs…

From Wildlife Extra: Just 20 individual cheetahs identified in Iran so far, including 6 surviving females More areas left to be surveyed March 2013. Based on recent camera trapping surveys in Iran, just 20 different Asiatic cheetahs have been identified in the country. Initiated in late 2011, the first comprehensive national population survey has been […]

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Birds of China…

This 2008 video says about itself: Join Animal Planet for Pandamonium, a brand new series that lets us experience the incredible lives of the giant pandas of the Wolong Panda Reserve in China. The centre is now opening up its remarkable work to the world, giving us the chance to meet the dedicated team that […]

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Melaenornis pammelaina The Southern Black Flycatcher inhabits open, tall woodlands, often along rivers or otherwise near water, and the edges of forests. They’ve also adapted to plantations and gardens. They feed mainly on a wide variety of insects, often pounced on from a low perch such as a branch or fence post, but do include […]

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