The rediscovery of a long-lost duck spurred the creation of two protected areas in the country. Now researchers are scouring these spots for other endemic species before it’s too late. More details on the project page.
(Dutch only) The article elaborates on the importance of the Mekong river floodplain with regards to biodiversity and local inhabitants. The research has helped establish 62.000ha of protected nature. “This nature equals Angkor Wat economically”
(Dutch only) Nine scientists conducted a biodiversity study in the Kratie province, Cambodia, along the riverbanks of the Mekong. Their main purpose was to find endangered animal species such as the hog deer to stimulate conservation efforts. A report of their research was published in the dutch edition of the WWF magazine.
(Dutch only) Binco discovered a new species of wolf spider in northwestern Madagascar: Ocyale ghost. ‘De Standaard’ wrote a short article regarding its discovery and how it got its name (it refers to the large white direwolf ‘Ghost’ in Game of Thrones). The full species description, in English, can be read here.