Whilst spiders rank among the most important groups of animals, we barley recognize their importance in our lives. Spiders can be found almost everywhere in the world. They live in different habitat including savannahs, jungles and deserts, or could be found in homes just around the corner.
Environmental campaigner Chut Wutty, a prominent activist, was shot dead last month while investigating logging; his death prompted worldwide condemnation, which has now culminated in discontinuing the granting of land for development to private companies.
Fantastic news just in- our Cambodia Tropical Wildlife and Adventure Project has just received some exciting news regarding the narrow mouthed frog species, Microhyla inornata. Sarah Edwards, Cambodia’s previous Principle Investigator, along with her researchers discovered that the plain narrowed mouthed frog has a greater range than once thought.
A study being published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters this week has stated that whilst each step of the marine food chain is controlled by the trophic level below it, it is the distribution of prey rather than abundance that influences the relationship.
A recent study published on 30th April 2012 in the journal Zootaxa, has shown that an astonishing 24 new skink species have recently been discovered on the Caribbean islands.
Groupers are not built for long distance swimming, and are slow movers with large mouths and stout bodies. Whilst there is some evidence that roving coral groupers (Plectropomus pessuliferus) sometimes cooperate with giant moray eels when hunting, there is no evidence to suggest they cooperate with each other.
Chameleons are fascinating creatures. They change their colour for a variety of reasons, namely camouflage, communication and temperature control. But how did this fascinating trait come about and how does it happen?
Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka and now finds itself under threat from anarchical behaviour of both tourist and driver keen to catch a glimpse of the park’s wildlife, namely the leopard.
Previously unknown populations of one of Britain’s most endangered species, the Scottish wildcat, have been found living in the Cairngorms National Park.
The first ever sighting of an all white adult Killer Whale was made recently off the coast of Kamchatka in the east of Russia.