Scottish Dragons: Pete Minting presenting some of the fantastic work being done in Scotland on Great Crested Newts. (Photo Steven Allian)
Zoology

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. […]

Rediscovering the Cave Squeaker, a long-lost frog
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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. […]

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My experience with the Cobras of Durban

January 8, 2018 0

There are around three and a half million people living in the Greater Durban Area, South Africa. Nestled amongst many of the suburbs surrounding the city, are a number of nature reserve, conservancies and green […]

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Venom Day 2017

November 28, 2017 0

It was that time again, for a large number of herpetologists to clog up the roads and public transport to head to north-west Wales for a single day conference. On the 18th November around 150 […]

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How animals see the world

November 8, 2017 0

The human eye is pretty amazing, but there are also plenty of things we can’t see. Our animal friends can help open our eyes to the possibilities beyond what we see. Find out what the world looks like to them. […]

Forever young! An individual smooth newt demonstrating Paedomorphism.
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Amphibians in Neverland

October 25, 2017 0

Some amphibians stay in an eternal state of childhood much like the fictional character Peter Pan, this is known as paedomorphosis (‘child form’) and is only exhibited in newts and salamanders. I’m sure that most […]

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European Crocodile Networking Meeting (ECNM) 2017

October 11, 2017 0

Vikings, bicycles and sugary pastries are things that usually come to mind when we think of the Danes. But for the sixty attendees to the second annual ECNM in Eskildstrup, Denmark, something entirely different was […]

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Human-Predator conflict seen through first world eyes

September 12, 2017 0

Human population growth and increasing numbers of estuarine crocodiles and wolves in Australia and Norway, is setting us up for an increase in human wildlife conflicts. Proper models for management and conflict mediation, is key […]

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