Fifteen new gecko species discovered in Myanmar

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Scientists, supported by Fauna and Flora international, recently announced that they had found an unprecedented fifteen gecko species that are new to science.     The discoveries were made in the karst (limestone) landscapes in Myanmar over a two-week period … Continued

Learning more about Galapagos’s whale sharks

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In spite of being the world’s largest extant fish species and occurring in all warm, temperate seas (apart from the Mediterranean), we know relatively little about this gentle giant. Currently listed as ‘endangered’ on the IUCN Red List, the primary … Continued

Conservation Optimism – A Galapagos focus

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For anyone involved in nature conservation it is all too easy to focus on negative stories. Endangered species are facing an increasing number and intensity of threats, and funds for conservation work are becoming increasingly scarce. The public is now … Continued

Help the unsung heroes – Great British Bee Count 2017

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Imagine your local shops and supermarkets stopped selling fruit, vegetables, bread, cakes, breakfast cereal, fruit juices and even some alcoholic drinks! How boring would your daily meals be, let alone your ‘drink-free’ parties? Sound drastic? Well it is all thanks … Continued

Galapagos whale shark project continues

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The Galapagos Islands are a stronghold for whale sharks. Jenny Vidler from Galapagos Conservation (GCT) Trust, gives us an insight into the trust’s Galapagos Whale Shark Project.     There are other locations on the planet where regular aggregations of whale sharks are … Continued