With the release of 60 captive bred water voles (Arvicola amphibius) by the Environment Agency in the Cornish catchment of Bude water voles have now returned to every English county of the United Kingdom. Water voles are a small 350 … Continue reading Reintroduction success: Water Voles Return to Every English County
Oxford scientists are trialling a new approach to disease prevention in Juazeiro, Brazil after the Dengue Fever endemic spreads to more than 110 countries. An Oxford firm, Oxitec, has developed a genetically modified A. aegypti mosquito, OX513A that requires a chemical … Continue reading Bioengineering an extinction event: Dengue Fever and GMO Mosquitos.
The world’s population is growing. By 2050 it is estimated that global population will breach 9.5 billion. Regrettably the current world’s population is already straining the globe’s natural resources impacting the availability of agriculture land, causing increased erosion and desertification … Continue reading Difficulties assessing the environmental impact of GM Crops
The Domestic cat (Felis catus) is descended from the African Wildcat (Felis silvestris lybica) and retains many aspects of the origin specie’s nature instincts and behaviours. They are predators that have evolved to spent 6-8 hours a day hunting for … Continue reading The domestic pussycat as a pest species
One of our contributors, Dr Matthew Bishop was excited to spot 2 killer whales off Gills Bay, Orkney this week. RT @drmtbishop: 2 Killer Whales from the Gills Bay Orkney ferry on Sat. Only managed 1 photo in the excitement! … Continue reading Orca in British Waters