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Geographic Profiling – a novel tool for locating tarsier sleeping sites

An analytical tool developed for use within criminology is being put to good use in ecological research. It has proved particularly useful in locating species in challenging habitats.

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What tiny lakes are revealing about cichlid speciation

Tiny lakes may hold the key to the spectacular adaptive radiation of African cichlid fish, new research has shown

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National and international effort to protect Cuban manatee

The eradication of trawl net fishing in Cuba is just one of the outcomes from a collaborative effort to manage and conserve the Cuban manatee

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DNA barcoding reveals extent of arthropod biodiversity

The once impossible task of identifying all specimens within a large field collection of arthropod has been remedied using DNA barcoding

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Investigating dry forest reptiles using unconventional methods

Unusual methods of tracking and identifying reptiles are being used in North West Madagascar. ‘Invisible’ UV nail polish and fluorescent powder are making it possible to study chameleons and snakes without making them more conspicuous to predators.

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Range-restricted endemics under-represented in ex-situ conservation breeding programmes

New research has demonstrated that many species groups representing the highest extinction risk are actually underrepresented in zoo breeding programmes

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The Island Biogeography of Birds on the Wakatobi archipelago

Recent work on bird populations on the Wakatobi archipelago has revealed that many smaller bird species are morphologically and genetically distinct from their mainland relatives. The outcome could be that the Wakatobi islands qualify for Important Bird Area status

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