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10 consequences of banning trophy hunting in SA

A total ban on hunting in South Africa will result in the loss of thousands of jobs and the closing down of hundreds of business, says an academic. Add your voice to the hundreds of comments on this issue.

Bumblebees dying all over the world

Wild populations of bumblebees provide a significant chunk of the world's pollination of flowers and food, but numbers appear to be in significant decline.

Researchers track the development of the face

All animals have a face, but it wasn't always the case. A team of researchers have presented new fossil evidence for the origin of one of the most important and emotionally significant parts of our anatomy: the face.

Whale strategies revealed

Marine biologists are beginning to understand the varied diving and foraging strategies of filter-feeding whales by analysing data from multisensor tags attached to the animals.

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