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New research sheds light on the endoparasites of European hedgehogs

October 22, 2021

By Sophie Lund Rasmussen Be prepared to broaden your horizons! Research into the wriggling endoparasites of hedgehogs is actually quite fascinating! My colleagues and I investigated the endoparasites of 299 dead European hedgehogs from Denmark and found that 69% of the hedgehogs hosted endoparasites! The hedgehogs used in the study originated from The Danish ... Read full story

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Could ‘conservation influencers’ be the way to help communities to perform more conservation-friendly behaviour?

October 15, 2021

A new paper led by Laura Perry and published in Human Dimensions of Wildlife asked if ‘conservation influencers’ could be the way to help communities to perform more conservation-friendly behaviour? Her study in southern Kenya suggests this might be the case. By reading study participants a description of other another person's behaviour, researchers were ... Read full story

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Morally Contested Conservation: Evidence to inform policy

October 4, 2021

Wildlife conservation in sub-Saharan Africa is morally contested. Who should get to decide what is best for sub-Saharan African wildlife and the people who live alongside it? Who is conservation in sub-Saharan Africa for, and what does successful conservation look like? Protecting animals, developing rural economies, conserving biodiversity, or reducing conflict between ... Read full story

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WildCRU’s Lauren Rudd and Phoebe Griffith awarded MPLS Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Fellowships

October 21, 2021

The Mathematics, Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences Division strives to create an inclusive culture where different perspectives and experiences are encouraged, and each person is respected and treated fairly, so that individuals of all backgrounds can fully contribute their talents to our scientific community. To recognise talented individuals who are passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion ... Read full story

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Liomba Junior Mathe’s reflections on the realities of human-carnivore conflict in Zimbabwe

October 13, 2021

By Liomba Junior Mathe Human carnivore-conflict is a major global conservation issue for wild carnivores. It also results in huge social and economic losses to people living close to protected areas. In the Hwange area in Zimbabwe, one of the main drivers of conflict arises from lions killing livestock owned by members of rural ... Read full story

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World Rabies Day: saving wolves, saving people, saving mountains

September 29, 2021

A post from the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme Health has been central to our work in Ethiopia for many years. In protecting Ethiopian wolves against diseases, we learn that success requires simultaneously addressing the health of wolves, of the local communities and their domestic animals, and of the mountain ecosystems that sustain them all. This is ... Read full story

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