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Scottish National Parks Debate

'Pie and a Pint' policy debate on national parks hosted by the BES Scottish Policy Group (BES-SPG) and the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

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Predicting migration pathways of Mule Deer without GPS collars

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Predicting migration pathways of Mule Deer without GPS collars

Scientists have developed promising models to predict where mule deer are likely to migrate, without the need for collaring new animals.

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How silent environmentalists could help protect biodiversity

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How silent environmentalists could help protect biodiversity

New research identifying an important group of Australians with a surprisingly strong connection to nature could change political parties' approach environmental issues.

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Keeping to a beat is linked to reproductive success in male Rock Hyraxes

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Keeping to a beat is linked to reproductive success in male Rock Hyraxes

Male rock hyraxes' reproductive success is linked to their ability to maintain rhythm during courtship songs.

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Peatland restoration strategies: Flooding is not the ideal solution

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Peatland restoration strategies: Flooding is not the ideal solution

Researchers have outlined the benefits and suitabilities of different peatland restoration strategies as we look to transform agricultural land back into healthy peatlands.

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Scientists study tourists to protect great apes from disease transmission

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Scientists study tourists to protect great apes from disease transmission

Researchers are protecting great apes from diseases by studying the behaviour and expectations of tourists who visit them.

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Can New Zealand coordinate national conservation efforts to control pest mammals?

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Can New Zealand coordinate national conservation efforts to control pest mammals?

Researchers have identified what pest control measures are needed where to bring mammal populations in New Zealand down to manageable levels.

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British Ecological Society announces 2022 award winners

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British Ecological Society announces 2022 award winners

The British Ecological Society (BES) announces the winners of its annual awards and prizes

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Ecologists use the latest dental scanning technology to study young coral

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Ecologists use the latest dental scanning technology to study young coral

Inspired by a trip to the dentist, Dr Kate Quigley presents a new method for monitoring coral size and growth that reduces surveying time by 99%.

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Wild Food Foraging accounts for nearly 250,000 cubic metres of produce consumed annually in Zambia.

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Wild Food Foraging accounts for nearly 250,000 cubic metres of produce consumed annually in Zambia.

Foraging for wild foods may make up 25% of international recommendations on fruit intake in Zambia, with at least 12 million large buckets worth of wild forest foods collected each year.

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Cameras candidly capture bushmeat mammals to avert crisis

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Cameras candidly capture bushmeat mammals to avert crisis

New research published in the Journal of Applied Ecology looks for the best indicators for sustainable hunting in the African rainforest.

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Diego Ellis Soto and Kristy M. Ferraro win the Sidnie Manton Award

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Diego Ellis Soto and Kristy M. Ferraro win the Sidnie Manton Award

Kristy M. Ferraro and Diego Ellis Soto have been awarded the Sidnie Manton Award for the best Review or Long-term Study in Journal of Animal Ecology

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Nestboxes: the simple conservation strategy saving threatened Roseate terns

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Nestboxes: the simple conservation strategy saving threatened Roseate terns

Wooden bird boxes, placed by wardens, have greatly assisted in the extraordinary success of the threatened Roseate terns on Rockabill Island.

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Museum collections indicate bees increasingly stressed by changes in climate over the past 100 years

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Museum collections indicate bees increasingly stressed by changes in climate over the past 100 years

An analysis of bumblebee wings from a network of UK museums could help predict when and where bees may face declines in the future.

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Spotted Hyena lifespan and reproductive success is impacted by formative conditions

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Spotted Hyena lifespan and reproductive success is impacted by formative conditions

Maternal, social and ecological factors influence early-life survival, longevity and reproductive performance of female adult spotted hyenas.

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