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Non-Human Hitchhikers

Last month, a great headline on BBC caught my eye – The hitchhiking snakes of the Caribbean. The piece lives up to the eye catching title: it is a new and somewhat unexpected twist on an old story. Boa constrictors … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Trade and Epizootics

The illegal wildlife trade has been all over the news in the last weeks, with South Africa announcing that rhino poaching has hit record levels in the past year, and extinction could arrive in as little as 20 years if … Continue reading

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Use it or Lose it: Legs-Lost

Use It Or Lose It is a recurring series about those things that didn’t make the evolutionary cut and have been lost in modern species. I vividly remember being fascinated in a basic biology class when I saw a simple … Continue reading

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