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Protected areas under climate change: challenges and opportunities

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Lactating grizzly bears use cooling baths to avoid heat stress

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Lactating grizzly bears use cooling baths to avoid heat stress

Grizzly bear mothers in Yellowstone National Park take cool "baths" to avoid overheating.

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Win-win for wind energy and eagles

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Win-win for wind energy and eagles

Researchers develop new tool that allows wind turbine developers to minimise risk of collisions with eagles.

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Survival of the thickest: Big brains make mammals populations less dense

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Survival of the thickest: Big brains make mammals populations less dense

Mammals with big brains tend to be less abundant in local areas than those with smaller brains, new research has shown.

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SPG Workshop at the Festival of Ecology 2020

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SPG Workshop at the Festival of Ecology 2020

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Climate warming linked to tree leaf unfolding and flowering growing apart

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Climate warming linked to tree leaf unfolding and flowering growing apart

Climate warming is linked to a widening interval between leaf unfolding and flowering in European trees.

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Researchers make ‘high vis vests’ to help monitor bee behaviour

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Researchers make ‘high vis vests’ to help monitor bee behaviour

Researchers have been trialling low-cost ways to monitor bees by dressing them in high visibility vests.

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How scientists are using declassified military intelligence photographs to analyse historical ecological change

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How scientists are using declassified military intelligence photographs to analyse historical ecological change

Researchers are using Cold War spy satellite images to explore changes in the environmental change.

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Yadvinder Malhi to be next president of the BES

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Yadvinder Malhi to be next president of the BES

Yadvinder Malhi of the University of Oxford is the new President-Elect of the BES

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Mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain may not deliver the desired outcomes for nature

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Mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain may not deliver the desired outcomes for nature

England’s proposed mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain requirement for new developments might not deliver on promises to increase biodiversity, according to new research

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Researchers become DNA detectives to gather forensic evidence to aid rhino poaching prosecutions

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Researchers become DNA detectives to gather forensic evidence to aid rhino poaching prosecutions

Researchers use DNA markers to provide forensic evidence for poaching cases involving the Indian rhino. 

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More frequent and extreme marine heatwaves likely to threaten starfish

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More frequent and extreme marine heatwaves likely to threaten starfish

Common starfish cannot survive amplified marine heatwaves projected at the end of the century and experience lasting negative effects from current heatwaves, according to new research.

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Characterising wildlife consumers to guide behaviour change efforts provides optimism amid the Asian Songbird Extinction Crisis

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Characterising wildlife consumers to guide behaviour change efforts provides optimism amid the Asian Songbird Extinction Crisis

Novel research has identified three main groups within the Indonesian songbird owner community: ‘hobbyist’, ‘contestant’ and ‘breeder’.  

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Capturing Ecology – Winning images of British Ecological Society photography competition announced

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Capturing Ecology – Winning images of British Ecological Society photography competition announced

An image of a flying Dalmatian Pelican, taken by Alwin Hardenbol, has been awarded Overall Winner in the British Ecological Society’s annual photography competition, ‘Capturing Ecology’.

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Understanding traditional Chinese medicine can help protect species

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Understanding traditional Chinese medicine can help protect species

Demystifying traditional Chinese medicine for conservationists could be the key to better protecting endangered species like pangolins, tigers and rhino, according to University of Queensland-led researchers.

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