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WildGenes Blog: Counting capercaillie using feathers from the forest floor…

25/03/2017 in RZSS

DNA analysis is a powerful tool when it comes to informing conservation practices and population management. For instance, did you know it can be used to evaluate the number of individuals in the wild without actually having to see them?

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RZSS Giant Armadillo Project - Caught on camera

15/03/2017 in Conservation

The RZSS Giant Armadillo Project team have caught a wide variety of diffent species using giant armadillo burrows using camera traps.

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World Wildlife Day 2017 - Survey of uncharted Myanmar region finds Southeast Asia’s last great wilderness

03/03/2017 in Conservation

Camera trap surveys by the Karen Wildlife Conservation Initiative (KWCI), with support from RZSS, WWF and other partners, have found at least 31 mammals including tigers, leopards and Asian Elephants in a region previously inaccessible to biologists and conservationists for security and political reasons.

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Just when you are about to give up, four giant armadillos come along at once!

14/02/2017 in Conservation

Just when you are about to give up, four giant armadillos come along at once!

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An update from the scimitar-horned oryx reintroductions in Chad

11/02/2017 in Conservation

An update from RZSS WildGenes on the scimitar-horned oryx reintroductions in Chad

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Public urged to vote for Scotland’s beavers

23/01/2017 in RZSS

Members of the public are being asked to give their backing to beavers in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards. The Eurasian beaver is one of four species shortlisted in the ‘Wildlife Success Story’ category following its successful reintroduction to Scotland.

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A busy year ahead for RZSS conservation programmes

14/01/2017 in Conservation

A busy year ahead for RZSS conservation programmes

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Devil rays gain protection at CITES!

30/12/2016 in Conservation

There has been good news for the devil rays recently, as delegates from all over the world agree to protect all 9 species under Appendix II of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

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