This video says about itself: 28 June 2018 New Caledonian crows can remember what a tool looks like and then make a new one just from memory. Read more here.

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From the University of Turku in Finland: New wasp species with a giant stinger discovered in Amazonia July 5, 2018 Researchers from the University of Turku, Finland have discovered a new wasp species in the Amazon which has an exceptionally large stinger that surprised even the scientists. The new insect, which is found in the […]

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Introduction Drs. Silvio Marchini and David Macdonald have just released a fascinating new study about the human dimensions of jaguar (Panthera onca) conservation in Brazil. Long-time readers of The Jaguar and its Allies may remember these authors. In 2015, I shared an article of theirs that used the Theory of Planned Behavior (Ajzen, 1985) to examine ranchers’ intentions […]

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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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