Author Archives: Emma Caton

New Species of Ancient Human Discovered in a Cave in the Philippines

Bones and fossil teeth found in Callao Cave in the Philippines are believed to be from a previously unidentified species related to modern humans. The new species is named Homo luzonensis after the island of Luzon where it was discovered and lived over 50,000 years ago, according to the new study published in Nature. Co-author and lead member of the

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Norfolk council agree to remove anti-bird nets after pressure from the RSPB

Sections of anti-bird netting placed along Bacton Cliffs in Norfolk are due to be removed following pressure from wildlife groups, including the RSPB. North Norfolk District Council put up the nets to prevent sand martins nesting on the cliffs, and instead encourage them to nest further along the coast. Concerns were raised that the netting posed a significant risk to

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Romeo, the world’s loneliest frog, finds his Juliet

Romeo, the Sehuencas water frog, was believed to be the last of his kind, having spent the last 10 years alone in an aquarium. Now, scientists have finally found him a mate during an expedition to the remote Bolivian Cloud Forest. The lone male has been waiting patiently at the Historia Natural Alcide d’Orbigny in Bolivia while scientists searched for

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Land iguanas reintroduced to Galapagos island

1,436 Galapagos land iguanas have been reintroduced to Santiago Island after being absent for almost 200 years. The release comes as part of a project to increase numbers of these endemic iguana, and as a wider initiative to restore the biodiversity of Santiago. The land iguanas (Conolophus subcristatus) were transferred from North Seymour Island at the end of last year

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10 amazing facts about penguins

There are numerous different reasons as to why penguins are such awesome animals. Their entertaining personalities and resilience to extreme weather certainly makes them a favourite among wildlife enthusiasts. However, climate change poses an increasing threat to many of their populations, with severe losses reported across many large colonies. As today is penguin awareness day, it is the perfect time

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