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  • Researching the behaviour of agamid lizards in the Serengeti

    April 11, 2018 0
    Some of you may be aware of the blog I wrote back in 2015 about a project that I was just starting up looking at the activity and behaviour of agamid lizards in the Serengeti [...]
  • Wolf restaurants: serving up 5-star conservation

    April 4, 2018 1
    Wolves are making a return to Europe at a staggering rate. The recent expedition of a young female, Naya, who was being tracked by Technical University of Dresden via a GPS collar, began a new [...]
  • Digital Test Tube (DTT)

    March 29, 2018 0
    Some of you might recognise the photo of PCR results above, the “dreaded gel” some might say. Me on the other hand, I saw this photo as an opportunity to make life for lab scientists [...]
  • A plea from a wildlife warrior on behalf of another

    March 22, 2018 0
    Meet Shawn. Shawn is an American. But I won’t hold that against him. Because other than being an American, Shawn is a diehard wildlife warrior. Some of you out there might recognize Shawn from NatGeo’s [...]
  • The ethics of NGOs: What happens when it fails?

    March 20, 2018 0
    Big NGOs like Greenpeace can have enormous impact on people’s perceptions of environmental issues, but what happens when they use that power to further their own agenda, rather than the public good? Businesses all over [...]
  • There’s nothing blue about this retirement village apart from these exceptional lizards

    March 13, 2018 0
    Fairy tales of princesses, majestic castles and fire-breathing dragons are the essence of every little girls dream, but this was most certainly not the case with me. From a tender age I was spellbound by [...]
  • Things to watch out for this month: The Snowdrop

    March 5, 2018 0
    One of Ireland’s most distinctive flowers, the snowdrop is often the first flower to appear in the year. Like many over-wintering bulbs the snowdrop requires a period of sharp cold in order to germinate correctly. [...]
  • Herpetofauna Workers Meeting 2018

    February 15, 2018 0
    Every year, just like their amphibian counterparts, the herpetologists of the UK prepare themselves for their annual migration in early-mid February. Around 200 students, academics, practitioners and other such people attend the Herpetofauna Workers Meeting. [...]
  • Defending the small and slimy

    February 7, 2018 0
    The worrying decline of many of Earths charismatic vertebrates has been reasonably well documented and highlighted by the popular media. Ecologists are acutely aware of the plight of beautiful animals such as polar bears, dolphins, [...]
  • Born(eo) to be Wild

    January 31, 2018 0
    Borneo; the world’s third largest island harbouring species rich rainforest, estimated to be at least 130 million years old, home to around 100 endemic animal species alongside 6000 endemic plant species. Yet still new species [...]
  • Rediscovering the Cave Squeaker, a long-lost frog

    January 17, 2018 0
    Robert Hopkins, a researcher at the Zimbabwe Museum of Natural History, had been wanting to find the mysterious Cave Squeaker (or Chimanimani Squeaker) in the Chimanimani highlands of eastern Zimbabwe, for a very long time. [...]
  • To Trade or Not to Trade

    January 16, 2018 0
         The rise of exotic animal trade, both pets and parts, is a global phenomenon that has received plenty of media coverage in the last few years. The fact that wild animals and their by-products [...]


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