Roe deer drives away red fox, video


This September 2019 video shows a female roe deer with her fawn in the Veluwe region in the Netherlands. When, as the night falls, a red fox approaches, the roe deer mother drives it away.

Researchers analyzed genetic material of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) inhabiting Berlin and its surroundings. They identified two genetically distinct, adjacent ‘urban’ and ‘rural’ fox populations and revealed that physical barriers such as rivers or man-made structures reduce the exchange between these populations but also differences in human activity in these landscapes play a major role: here.

Meadow birds of the Veluwe region


This Dutch video is about meadow birds around Ede town in the Veluwe region.

Featuring northern lapwing, black-tailed godwit, redshank, curlew, bluethroat and others.

California, USA: In a new study led by scientists at Point Blue Conservation Science and in collaboration with The Institute for Bird Populations, authors evaluated the successes of mountain meadow restorations by analyzing eight years of bird data collected by field biologists. The authors concluded that, when “pond and plug” and similar techniques were followed, the number of birds of many species increased over time as habitat conditions improved: here.