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Protecting garden wildlife

Britain's biggest public-led investigation into the health of native wildlife has begun today (16 January), with the launch of the national Garden Wildlife Health project.

Jan 16, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

Avoiding poisons: A matter of bitter taste

In most animals, taste has evolved to avoid all things bitter—-a key to survival—- to avoid eating something that could be poisonous via taste receptors, known as Tas2r, that quickly spring into action and elicit the ...

Nov 18, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0

French customs announce major ivory haul

French customs said Monday they found 82 kilogrammes (180 pounds) of elephant tusks in the boot of a car as part of a routine inspection, one of the biggest ivory seizures in a decade.

Dec 16, 2013 not rated yet 0

Genetic divergence between the fish pathogens

Edwardsiella tarda is a bacterium that can infect a number of animal species and also humans. Edwardsiellosis is one of the most serious systemic bacterial diseases in fish, resulting in substantial losses ...

Dec 05, 2013 not rated yet 0

Serengeti's animals under pressure

Tanzania has one of the fastest growing human populations in the world, and the number of conflicts between humans and other species is expected to rise as pressure on land areas grows.

Dec 11, 2013 not rated yet 0