Zoology

Bumping into Gaboon Adders!

December 13, 2016 0

For years I had dreamt of seeing a Gaboon Adder (Bitis gabonica) out in the wild. It has to be one of the most beautiful snakes in the world! It captivates many, and sparks interest, […]

Zoology

Investigating a non-native species in Cambridge

December 1, 2016 0

It may surprise most people (especially the residents of Cambridge), that an isolated population of a non-native toad exists within the heart of the city. I’m not entirely sure how the toads became established as […]

Zoology

Ireland’s International Falconry Meet

November 28, 2016 0

This year Ireland hosted the International Association of Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey (IAF) Annual Council of Delegates meeting. The Irish Hawking Club was more than delighted to host the 47th Annual Council […]

Zoology

Sentinels of the South African Escarpment

November 18, 2016 3

Authors: Melanie Burke and Sandi Willows-Munro Are these bearded ‘giants’ being held captive by their genetics? My study focuses on elucidating whether these majestic birds are suffering the consequences of reduced genetic variation in comparison […]

Zoology

The Mystery of Migrating Bumblebees

November 3, 2016 2

Bumbling across the North Sea, the flight direction of bees could be more systematic than you might think. Will Hawkes contemplates a time when the geography of Europe was very different. On one of the […]

Zoology

Talking croc on the croc-free continent

October 27, 2016 0

The very first European Croc Networking Meeting (ECNM) can be summed up as short but sweet. Like Stevia. Ridiculously sweet. The ECNM were the brain-child of some of the European members of the IUCN-SSC Crocodile […]

Zoology

What is Rewilding

July 5, 2016 1

Rewilding – everyone with an interest in conservation is talking about it. Even those who aren’t particularly aware or invested in wildlife matters will at least have heard something along the lines of “they want […]

Zoology

How Sunlight Liquid saved a spitter!

June 28, 2016 0

Last week I went to a home in Springfield, to remove a young Mozambique Spitting Cobra out of a drain pipe. I bent down to look at the trapped snake, with my visor protecting my […]

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