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Cover of the new monitoring report (Image KBIN)

Environmental Impact of Offshore Windfarms in Belgium

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Kelle Moreau

To monitor the ecological impact of wind turbines at sea, our institute coordinates an extensive monitoring programme that detects the environmental effects. The programme is fully operational since 2008.

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Cyrtodactylus bintangtinggi, een gecko co-described by Olivier Pauwels in 2012. (photo: Lee Grismer)

Scientists Finish ‘Atlas of life’

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Jonas Van Boxel

An international team of researchers has made a catalogue of all reptiles on Earth. It is the last chapter in the ‘Atlas of life’, the first global review of all vertebrates on our planet. The atlas can be an important tool for the conservation of wildlife.

Artist's impression of Matheronodon provincialis, a new species of dinosaur with scissor-like teeth (image: Lukas Panzarin)

Palaeontologists Discovered a ‘Primitive Iguanodon’ With Scissor-like Teeth

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Reinout Verbeke

A team of Belgian and French palaeontologists has described a new dinosaur species that had scissor-like teeth.

A rare sighting of a living Caperea at sea  (photo: Robert Pitman)

Fossil Discovery of Pygmy Right Whales on Northern Hemisphere Rewrites Their History

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Jonas Van Boxel

Palaeontologists have found two fossils of ancient pygmy right whales in Sicily and in Japan. The study, by an international team with researchers from our Institute, changes everything we thought we knew about this mysterious animal.

A first for Belgium: a Long-tailed Shrike, found, ringed, measured (and released) at Zwin Nature Parc. (Photo: Didier Vangeluwe, RBINS)

Ornithologists Band Long-tailed Shrike at Zwin Nature Parc: New Species for Belgium

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Reinout Verbeke

Our ornithologists have banded a Long-tailed Shrike at the Zwin Nature Reserve in Knokke. Never before was this species recorded in Belgium. It is only the fifth time that this Asiatic bird makes an appearance in Europe.


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