Children trigger an outstanding conservation effort in Toyooka

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A mayor inspired by children, farmers reverting to more traditional farming methods and the support of a community results in the return of a once extinct species to Toyooka. There are many excellent conservation projects worldwide run by NGOs, conservation … Continued

Weeting Heath BioBlitz records over 750 species

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Towards the end of July 2018, Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Weeting Heath was invited to take part in Chris Packham’s UK BioBlitz. What follows is a summary of the day written by Weeting warden James Symonds. Despite the scorching heat and … Continued

Antpitta discovery triggers 20 years of conservation

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In 1997, a chance encounter with a newly discovered species of Antpitta resulted in the launch of the Jocotoco Foundation, and the protection of thousands of hectares of habitat in the Ecuadorian Andes. The discovery was made by world-renowned ornithologist, … Continued

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