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Giant river animals on verge of extinction, report warns

Populations of the great beasts that once dominated the world’s rivers and lakes have crashed in the last 50 years, according to the first comprehensive study. Some freshwater megafauna have already been declared extinct, such as the Yangtze dolphin, and many more are now on the ...

Damian Carrington

Fishing for DNA

Scientists are rapidly developing new DNA-methods to identify what kind of life is present in rivers, lakes and the ocean. Advocates of the method claim that it has the potential to revolutionise the way environmental monitoring is done. Enter the Mekong giant catfish. When scientists and ...

Uffe Wilken

When you eat a Mekong Giant Catfish, you are paying criminals

Vietnamese restaurant owners, chefs and customers are complicit in the crime of catching, advertising, serving and eating an endangered species. Most people in Vietnam knows it is illegal to sell tiger meat or pangolin scales or rhino horn. Keep reading ...

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