Author: DR PHOEBE CARTER

New disease threat for Red squirrels

Red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) in the UK are facing a new threat to their survival with adenovirus-related mortalities identified in both free-living and captive populations. This is unwelcome news for a species that...

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CITES protection of sharks and manta rays

Yesterday, the 14th September 2014, marked a turning point for the protection of sharks and manta rays in the wild, with tighter regulations on the international trade of five species of commercially valuable sharks and all...

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Honeybee homing affected by parasites

A commonly occurring parasite of honeybees (Apis mellifera) has been found to reduce their chances of returning to the colony after a foraging trip. Researchers at Rothampstead Research found that infection with the microsporidian...

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