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Deciphering the past to ensure viper’s future on the Cyclades

Over the last five years, an international collaboration of scientists has investigated the evolutionary history of insularly isolated populations of long-nosed vipers in the Cycladic archipelago

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Conserving the grasslands of Transylvania

Southern Transylvania’s relatively unspoilt countryside yields a glimpse of an older Europe and the grasslands of Transylvania contain a wealth of biodiversity but are increasingly under threat

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‘Invasional meltdown’ a threat to Irish mammals

Some of Ireland’s oldest inhabitants are facing serious threat and possible extinction because of alien invasive species.

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Counting sheep in a changing world

Studies of the wild sheep on St Kilda show that population size is increasing while the sheep themselves are getting smaller.

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Groundwater survey reveals new records and species

A systematic survey of groundwater crustaceans in the Republic of Ireland has yielded a number of first records and species new to science.

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Conserving one of Europe’s last great lowland landscapes

A project is working with farmers in Romania to conserve one of Europe’s most extensive surviving High Nature Value farmed landscapes

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