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Is freshwater advocacy group the solution?

June 3rd, 2013 — 8:46pm

© Michael Lo

In the second part of an interview with Paul Jepson from the University of Oxford, Will Darwall, Head of the IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit, suggests that formation of a single, unified group of scientists and conservationists may help give voice to the crisis affecting the planet’s freshwaters. Continue reading »

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What can be done to protect freshwater biodiversity?

May 30th, 2013 — 7:55pm

© Rune Evjeberg

Maintaining what remains of freshwater biodiversity is set to become one of the planet’s biggest challenges in the coming decades with up to 50 % of global wetlands already lost in the last century and habitat degradation continuing at an alarming rate. Continue reading »

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Melon barb renamed…again?

May 14th, 2013 — 4:24pm

H. fasciata exists in a number of colour forms © Hayath

Regular readers will remember that the species formerly known as Puntius fasciatus plus its closest relatives were placed into the new genus Dravidia a few months ago as part of Continue reading »

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Second Nematocharax species described

May 2nd, 2013 — 8:01pm

© W. J. E. M. Costa

A new member of the genus Nematocharax from Bahia state, eastern Brazil is just the second member of the genus known to date. Continue reading »

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