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Conservation

Northern European peatland birds down more than one third since 1981

But urgent conservation actions could reverse this trend.

Eels can escape the Mediterranean Sea

Electronic tags reveal that eels can and do make it out of the Mediterranean Sea to reach their breeding grounds in the Atlantic.

Scientists: Rewilding is a Pandora’s box

Scientists speak out against rewilding projects, where lost species are reintroduced into the wild.

Wild horses could soon return to Europe

Scientists say we could have wild horse populations running free in just two decades.

Conserving rare bees has ethical merit but little economic value

Most wild bee species do not pollinate crops and offer little economic return; scientists suggest other reasons to conserve them

Inbreeding among mountain gorillas has no consequences

Scientists map entire genome of mountain gorillas and are surprised by what it reveals about inbreeding.

Photo imaging brings new life to missing artwork

Advanced mathematics and colour science can recreate artwork we thought was lost forever.

Scientist wants to save the African wild dog – with urine

Keeping Africa’s endangered wild dogs away from livestock and populated areas has proven difficult. A somewhat unusual approach may be the solution.