Illegal killing of birds still occurring in Europe

In spite of national legislation and international obligations, a new BirdLife International-led review showed illegal killing and taking is still occurring in Northern and Central Europe and the Caucasus, birds being primarily killed illegally for ‘sport’, ‘food’ or ‘predator and pest control’.…


Meet the new editor of The Canadian Entomologist

My name is Dezene Huber, and I’m a professor in the Ecosystem Science and Management Program at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George (Canada).…


A Botanical Mystery Solved by Phylogenetic Testing

Missouri Botanical Garden researchers used DNA testing to rediscover Dracaena umbraculifera, which was thought to be extinct. The methods and results were published today in Oryx.…


A giant squid (Architeuthis dux) off Reunion Island, western Indian Ocean: the greatest giant ever?

Evgeny Romanov, one of the authors of ‘A giant squid (Architeuthis dux) off Reunion Island, western Indian Ocean: the greatest giant ever?‘ recently published in the Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, provides us further insight into this research.…


The helminth community of urban slum rats

The latest Paper of the Month from Parasitology is ‘The helminth community of a population of Rattus norvegicus from an urban Brazilian slum and the threat of zoonotic diseases’ by Ticiana Carvalho-Pereira, Fábio N.