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Alpine Land Snails Workshop 2017 – On the rocks

The Workshop "Alpine Land Snails 2017" will traditionally take place again in Johnsbach, Styria, Austria. Austrian biologists and colleagues from Germany, Russia, Slovenia, Greece, Montenegro and Hungary will gather in this extraordinary place in Gesäuse to perform...

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Visit from Montenegro

In June the working group Alpine Land Snails (NHM Vienna) was glad to welcome Prof. Vladimir Pešić and Prof. Vesna Vukašinović-Pešić in Vienna to discuss the progress of our joint OeAD-WTZ (Project No. ME 10/ 2016) project on the rock dwelling door snail species...

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Black Nerite (Theodoxus prevostianus) reintroduction

In a recently published paper (Fehér et al. 2017) we have reported on the successful reintroduction of a rare and endangered species, the Black Nerite, Theodoxus prevostianus (C. Pfeiffer, 1828). This is a freshwater neritid species , occurring in hypothermal springs...

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Montenegro excursion – April 2017

Members of the working group Alpine Land Snails of the NHM have visited Montenegro recently in the frame of a co-operation project with the University of Montenegro funded by the OeAD-WTZ (Project No. ME 10/ 2016). Under supervision of Prof. Vladimir Pesic we...

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Pilot study on Herilla bosniensis in Mödling

In preparation for the capture-recapture study with Montenegrina species in the frame of the WTZ project on Montenegrina ecology, we tested our planned method beforehand on snails in Austria. To ensure the comparability of the tested site and species we choose the...

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IUCN Red List assessment workshop in Cambridge

IUCN held a five-day workshop in Cambridge (UK) from 20th to 24th March 2017. This workshop is part of the ongoing LIFE European Red List initiative, which aims to assess the extinction risk of a selection of invertebrate and plant species in order inform policy and...

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