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Currently, the existing and proposed Marine Protected Areas largely overlap with the Areas of Ecological Significance. (© Hindell et al. 2020, Nature)
19/03/2020

Tracking Predators to Protect Southern Ocean Ecosystems

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Kelle Moreau

An international group of scientists has mapped the « hotspots » of biodiversity in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica.

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A snake inside a snake: the cobra Naja samarensis has eaten the rare terrestrial snake Cyclocorus nuchalis nuchalis. (Photo: RBINS, Jonathan Brecko)
13/03/2020

CT Scan Reveals a Rare Snake Inside a Snake

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Reinout Verbeke

You know the Russian matryoshka dolls? Well, while CT scanning a Samar cobra snake from our collections, we found another snake inside: a rare species of about the same size! 

#Biodiversity2020 logo (© Karikatūra.Lv)
04/03/2020

RBINS Joins Global Coalition for Biodiversity

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Kelle Moreau

On the occasion of the World Wildlife Day, the European Commission launched a new global coalition for biodiversity in Monaco on Tuesday March 3th, 2020.  The Commission is calling on all world national parks, aq

Alopochen aegyptiacus
25/02/2020

Invasive Species of European Concern Get A Factsheet

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Reinout Verbeke

Scientists from the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and the Royal Museum for Central Africa have published factsheets for invasive species that are of concern to Europe.

Grey seals, 16 November 2019 © RBINS/Kelle Moreau
23/02/2020

Seals in Need of Rest: Keeping Distance is Crucial

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Kelle Moreau

Seals have become more and more numerous along our coast in recent years, which also increases the chance that people bump into one on the beach. Many people erroneously assume that a seal on dry land is in trouble anyway, but mostly this is not the case.

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