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The secrets of Russia’s Sea of Okhotsk – nearly 500 species discovered 

By Svetlana Arkhangelskaya, Special to RBTH | November 30, 2015 In the summer of 2015 almost 500 previously unknown ocean species were discovered in the Kuril Basin that is part of the Sea of Okhotsk in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Scientists from Russia, Germany, Japan, Spain, and other countries took part in the SokhoBio expedition that made these sensational discoveries. In an exclusive, RBTH reports the preliminary results. Scientists previously thought that deep-water life in the Sea of …

Rare animals not seen in Britain for centuries make a comeback | Nature | News | Daily Express

… boar, lynx and even wolves could soon to be returned to a landscape where they once roamed more than 1,000 years ago. “Rewilding means the mass restoration of damaged ecosystems,” says author George Monbiot. “Above all it means bringing back missing species while rekindling wonder and enchantment.” Rewilding efforts in continental Europe have been hugely successful. Eurasian beavers are now found in 25 countries. To continue reading this article, click on this link:  via Rare animals …

New Species Of ‘Dwarf Dragon’ Lizards Discovered In Andes Of Peru, Ecuador

… of the study, scientists compared the new specimens with older ones deposited in several natural history museums in many countries. They also examined DNA evidence and determined that the newly discovered lizards represent new species. “Woodlizards are fairly large and conspicuous, so it’s interesting that roughly half of the currently recognized species have been discovered in the last 10 years,” Kevin de Queiroz, Torres-Carvajal’s supervisor at the Smithsonian’s National Museum …

African elephants could be extinct ‘within a decade’ – Telegraph

By Oliver Smith, Posted 24 March 2015 African elephants could be extinct in the wild within the next decade, a major conservation conference in Botswana has been told. The Africa Elephant Summit, attended by delegates from around 20 countries including China – which is accused of fuelling the poaching trade – heard new figures from the International Union for Conservation of Nature that showed the African elephant population fell from 550,000 to 470,000 between 2006 and 2013. The decline has …

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