Archive for April 2nd, 2017:

Imported bees ‘threat’ to native species

A leading biologist says Scotland’s native honey bees are being threatened by imports brought in because of the hobby’s growing popularity. A new group has been formed to help protect the indigenous species and convince more keepers to convert. Our environment correspondent Kevin Keane reports. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39466380

Kimberley fossil tracks are Australia’s ‘Jurassic Park’

Image copyright Queensland University / James Cook University Image caption The trackways are part of the oral history of the local indigenous people Scientists have described a remarkable collection of dinosaur tracks on beaches in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. More than 20 different types of fossil footmarks have been captured in sandstone rock.

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New population of rare tigers found in eastern Thailand

Media captionFewer than 250 Indochinese tigers remain A new breeding population of the critically endangered Indochinese tiger has been found in a national park in eastern Thailand, conservationists say. Camera traps discovered a small population with at least six cubs in the jungle. Poaching and the loss of habitat has reduced the global population of

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