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Tornado North Sea

Tornado above the North Sea

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On 8 July 2014 the crew of our observation aircraft saw this whirlwind above the North Sea, only a few kilometres from Ostend.

The new wasp species Nervellius philippus

Wasp Species Named after King Philippe

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Stagiaire Communication

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Parakeets in the vertebrate collection

Collecting Biological Specimens Essential to Science and Conservation

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Reinout Verbeke

Collecting plant and animal specimens is essential for scientific studies and conservation and does not, as some critics of the practice have suggested, play a significant role in species extinctions. 

Pascal Godefroit reveals the fossils during the repatriation ceremony in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia).

A Mysterious Dinosaur Completed at Last – With Poached Fossils!

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Reinout Verbeke

Paleontologists Pascal Godefroit (RBINS) and François Escuillié (Eldonia) discovered the skull and feet of Deinocheirus in a private collection. This dinosaur with gigantic forelimbs and armed with impressive claws remained an enigma for nearly 50 years.

Red breasted geese

Red-breasted Geese and Peregrine Falcons on High Care

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By Didier Vangeluwe (RBINS) and Sonia Rozenfeld (Moscow) with Alexander Dmitriev and Vincent Bulteau



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