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One of the two peregrine falcons nesting at the ULB watches over the 5 eggs laid (photo : RBINS)

Falcons For Everyone 2021

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Charlotte Degueldre

Falcons for Everyone is back! Until May 3rd, you can follow the daily lives of two falcon families in Brussels live: watch as the couples hatch, when the chicks come out of their egg and when they finally fly out of the nest.

The Belgian coast guard aircraft OO-MMM. © NL Coastguard

North Sea aerial surveys in 2020

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Kelle Moreau

In 2020, the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) performed a total of 158 flight hours over the North Sea in the framework of the national programme of aerial surveys.

Chimpanzé regarde dans le camera

New Population of Eastern Chimpanzees Discovered in Remote Congolese Mountain Forests

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Reinout Verbeke

A Belgian-Congolese research team has discovered and documented a community of eastern chimpanzees in three small mountain forests in eastern Congo, near Lake Albert.

Grey seal with typical head injuries, Oostduinkerke, 20 March 2021 (© Fire Brigade Westhoek)

Seals with damaged heads

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Kelle Moreau

So far in 2021, 22 dead seals have washed ashore along the Belgian coast. Half of them, mostly young grey seals, showed characteristic neck and head injuries. There was talk of decapitations and this caused quite a stir.

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Numbers and vertical distribution of birds detected by the Helchteren radar in a three-day period around 21 February 2021.

Ten weather radars detect bird migration across the Benelux, and you can watch in real time!

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Kelle Moreau

Every spring and autumn, millions of birds migrate over our country. They do this mainly at high altitudes and at night, which makes the phenomenon largely invisible to us. But not for weather radars!

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