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Male wartbiter on grass stem
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Over the summer, ZSL colleagues collaborated with Natural England and associated specialists to determine the long term success of two of ZSL’s...

A giraffe sticking it's tongue out
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ZSL PhD student and author Daniella Rabaiotti is bringing together some of the UKs top names in zoology writing and broadcasting for a book event...

IoZ researchers at the Polar Fish Trade Fair

It was with some trepidation that I went to Greenland for the Polar Fish Trade Fair. What were a bunch of...

Biogeographic realms
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With the recent publication of the Living Planet Report 2018 there have been some stark headlines about the decline in wildlife populations...

Badger lying in field of flowers
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Across the west of England, culls are happening across a larger and larger area, in a programme that Natural England itself described as “reducing...

A diseased Lissotriton boscai on a towel
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Recent findings that the salamander-eating chytrid fungus known as Bsal is widespread in the private amphibian trade has further heightened...

Euastacus bindal. A very threatened species of crayfish. Photo: Diana-Angelique Virkki

We are not the only species to feel the impact of our changing climate. Just last week, we published our latest research on the climate change...

aedes aegypti mosquito
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While health measures such as mosquito controls and trade restrictions are taken during disease outbreaks, scientists from ZSL’s (Zoological...

2018 22 July. Recovery from Nelson's Island with the BPV in the background. Nelsons Island, BIOT. Pete Carr.jpg
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The bird team have packed up and been collected from Nelson’s Island. As they come to the end of their time in the British Indian Ocean...

Red kite with chicks
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Shifting baseline syndrome is a social phenomenon that capitalises upon our human tendency to perceive current conditions against a small set of...

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