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Comparison of the skeleton of Primoptynx poliotaurus next to that of the extant snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) (c) Sven Tränkner & Gerald Mayr
28/07/2020

Owl Discovered that Hunted like a Hawk 55 Million years ago

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Siska Van Parys

Paleontologists have described a large owl that killed medium-sized mammals with its feet and claws some 55 million years ago. “Today, owls kill with their beak," says paleontologist Thierry Smith (RBINS), who participated to the study of the well-preserved skeleton from Wyoming, USA.

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Lake Manyara Workshop with all parties involved © RBINS/CEBioS
16/07/2020

Reconciling Population And Biodiversity in Lake Manyara Basin, Tanzania

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Kelle Moreau

The Lake Manyara Basin is a biodiversity hotspot that is also economically important in the context of local food supply and tourism.

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Gone, but now back in full force in Bruges heathlands: the lesser mottled grasshopper (Stenobothrus stigmaticus), one of the eight heathland indicator species. (Photo: Gilles San Martin, Wikimedia Commons)
14/07/2020

Managing Heathland Brings Back Grasshoppers

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Reinout Verbeke

In the heathland around Bruges you can hear grasshoppers again. Their comeback means that recreating heathland pays off.

The Coast Guard aircraft above the sea. ©RBINS/MUMM
14/07/2020

Coastguard Aircraft Now Also Monitors Nitrogen Emissions From Ships At Sea

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Kelle Moreau

The Belgian Coast Guard continues to invest in the international fight against air pollution over sea using the so-called 'sniffer' sensor.

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One of the young White Storks that was equipped with a transmitter at the Zwin Nature Park in 2020, on the nest with a parent bird. 29 June 2020 © RBINS/K. Moreau
03/07/2020

Transmitter Research On Storks From The Zwin Nature Park

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Kelle Moreau

On Monday 29 June 2020, four new young white storks were equipped with transmitters in the Zwin Nature Park in Knokke-Heist.

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