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Fishermen on Lake Tanganyika © Charlotte Huyghe
19/11/2020

East Congolese Fishermen Denounce Lack of Safety on Lake Tanganyika

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Siska Van Parys

Fishermen on Lake Tanganyika in DR Congo experience a lack of safety and demand a more honest enforcement of current regulations regarding overfishing and illegal material.

Leatherback turtle in the shrimp nets (© Kevin Van Thomme/bemanning O190)
05/11/2020

Leatherback turtle caught and released

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Kelle Moreau

On the 28th of October, the crew of the fishing vessel O190 Renilde experienced a shocking moment. Around 19:30 they encountered nothing less than a Leatherback turtle in their nets along the coast of Middelkerke/Ostend!

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The New Guinea Singing Dog belongs to one of at least five lineages that split off from the ancestral dog population during the Last Ice Age. (Photo: Nathan Rupert)
29/10/2020

Study of Ancient Dog DNA Traces Canine Diversity to the Ice Age

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Reinout Verbeke

A global study of ancient dog DNA presents evidence that there were different types of dogs more than 11,000 years ago in the period immediately following the Ice Age.

Top: Cha-Am leaf-toed gecko (Dixonius pawangkhananti), Bottom: Ranong leaf-toed gecko (Dixonius dulayaphitakorum), both (c) Montri Sumontha
22/10/2020

Unexpected Discovery of Two New Gecko Species in Thailand

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Siska Van Parys

A team of researchers from Thailand and Belgium discovered two new gecko species, in two very unexpected places: next to a famous Buddhist temple in Cha-Am and in the middle of the city Ranong.

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29/09/2020

RBINS joins the European Commission Global Coalition “United for #Biodiversity”

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Reinout Verbeke

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences becomes the 2nd official member and the 1st Natural History Museum worldwide to join the Global Coalition United for #Biodiversity

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