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Watching extinction happen – another warning of the global biodiversity crisis.

Watching extinction happen – another warning of the global biodiversity crisis. The enigmatic decline of the Dutch fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra terrestris) and the discovery of a new chytrid species. By Tariq Stark and Jordi Janssen Not so long ago our country, the Netherlands, was home to a small but otherwise healthy population of fire more »

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First reptiles of the year

After a short excursion to a local forest area near Wageningen I decided to spend my afternoon at a local heathland. According to Natuurmonumenten (forestry service) it should be possible to find 6 out of 7 of the Dutch reptile species in that area. The temperatures were ok with about 8 or 9 degrees celsius. more »