Conservation

Alien invaders on Planet Earth

March 13, 2017 0

It may surprise you to learn that invasive species are regarded by conservationists as THE greatest cause of species extinctions in recent history. Some say there is limited evidence of this claim [1], however it is agreed […]

Zoology

Who is Talking in the World of Silence?

March 8, 2017 0

For many years, scientists have thought that the oceans are a unique world of silence. During the last few decades though, research findings revealed that oceans are a rather noisy environment. Noises, like waves, rain, […]

Environment

2050 – the year plastic will outnumber fish

March 2, 2017 2

Warning: this article contains photos of animals which readers may find unsettling. Yes, you read that right, according to research by the World Economic Forum, by 2050 you are more likely to bump into some […]

ID Guide

Small Blue (Cupido minimus) – ID Guide

February 23, 2017 0

The Small Blue butterfly is the smallest species of butterfly in Ireland and also has quite a restricted range, only being found in certain areas across the country. As mentioned above, the Small Blue is […]

Zoology

Unravelling the “Jaws” myth

February 21, 2017 0

Scientists have long had a (debatably) unhealthy fascination for potentially dangerous wild animals. A curiosity for anything with sharp teeth, claws, fangs, tusks, and an instinct for survival so strong they could easily shred you to pieces. Call it the […]

Agriculture

Beecoming a Beekeeper

February 15, 2017 0

Beekeeping is by all accounts an enjoyable and educational hobby for yourself while it also benefits the local environment. You have the chance to see bees at close quarters, learn about their biology and way […]

Above, the delegate's photo taken at the conference, courtesy of Mr Shivan Parusnath and his drone.
Research

A Hot Box of Knowledge

February 9, 2017 0

A brief summary of the 13th Herpetological Association of Africa Conference. I became a member of the Herpetological Association of Africa (HAA) almost a year ago now, and I can safely say it is one […]

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