Pigs like to interact with humans just like dogs do — but they’re independent problem solvers

Pigs were also faster than dogs in solving the task researchers handed to them, adding more weight to the intelligence of these mammals. We’ve known for quite a while that pigs are intelligent, emotional, and cognitively complex. They love to play, they exhibit a wide range of emotions and relationships, and they’re quite good at […]

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How day- and night-biting mosquitoes respond differently to colors of light and time of day

In a new study, researchers found that night- versus day-biting species of mosquitoes are behaviorally attracted and repelled by different colors of light at different times of day. Mosquitoes are among major disease vectors impacting humans and animals around the world and the findings have important implications for using light to control them. The University […]

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Indigenous-led technology solutions can boost biodiversity and ensure human rights (commentary)

The United Nations Development Program recently carried out an assessment of claims that the human rights of Baka hunter-gatherers are being violated by conservation guards around Messok-Dja park in the Republic of Congo. But there is an alternative: to put the Baka and other Indigenous peoples and local communities at the heart of decision-making. Such […]

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First successful nesting of Bearded Vulture in Piedmont since the beginning of the Alpine reintroduction project

In 2019, 57 territories of Bearded Vultures (Gypaetus barbatus) were occupied in the Alps. Out of these, 15 were in Italy: nine in the Stelvio National Park and in the Venosta Valley, five in the Aosta Valley and the Gran Paradiso National Park and one in Province of Turin in the Lanzo Valleys. In the latter territory, […]

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Proteus Unveiled: Fabien Cousteau’s underwater ‘Space Station’ could revolutionize ocean research

Sixty feet below the surface of the Caribbean Sea, off the coast of Curaçao, aquanaut Fabien Cousteau and industrial designer Yves Behar want to build the world’s largest underwater research station and habitat. It could forever change how underwater research is done. Their prototype, called Proteus, will be a 4,000-square-foot scientific lab four times larger and […]

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Bearded Vulture European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) Annual Report 2019

The Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF) coordinates the Bearded Vulture Captive Breeding Network (EEP), which breeds the species in captivity for conservation purposes. Captive breeding has played an instrumental role in the restoration of the Bearded Vulture in areas where it went extinct. Today, captive-bred birds are released across several regions in Spain, France and the […]

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Expand conserved areas to boost global economy ravaged by COVID-19: Report

Protecting 30% of the world’s lands and oceans would cost $140 billion annually, with the target reachable by 2030, according to a report by an international team of scientists and economists released this month. Dramatically increasing protected areas would provide a buffer between human and wildlife communities, helping prevent pandemics such as COVID-19, while also […]

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