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Julius Bright Ross finds remarkable diversity in badger energy budgeting through his DPhil research

September 15, 2021

The pace and scale of climate change in the twenty-first century, while disastrous in conjunction with other forms of human-induced rapid environmental change, is not out of the norm in geological time. While naturally-occurring short-term climate fluctuations of similar magnitude do drive some populations and species to extinction, many extant species bear the evolutionary history ... Read full story

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Optimal flight altitude to minimise acoustic drone disturbance to wildlife

August 20, 2021

We are now in a golden age of technological advances and are able to remotely monitor and track wildlife via a variety of electronic sensors. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are an increasingly important tool for wildlife data collection. Applications of use are numerous and continue to grow. Recent applications include gathering biological samples (e.g., blow ... Read full story

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Public Perceptions of Wildlife and use of ‘Pest Control’ in and around UK Homes

August 6, 2021

Research by Sandra Baker, Paul Johnson and David Macdonald (WildCRU) with Stephanie Maw (HSI-UK). Wildlife causes problems for people all over the world. Efforts to tackle ‘pests’ often involve killing and/or poor welfare for astronomical numbers of individual animals. The scale of the problem and how people’s attitudes towards species are affected ... Read full story

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Putting a price tag on the priceless: Real-world property values in Kenya aid conservation decisions

September 9, 2021

Wildlife is priceless, but wildlife conservation is far from free. Being able to assess the value of land is vital to the success of land conservation. In an effort to bolster this understanding, a Kenyan ecologist, Peter Tyrrell of the University of Oxford and the South Rift Association of Landowners, turned to data science methods ... Read full story

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New research from Tanzania sheds light on globally important yet little-known cheetah stronghold

August 9, 2021

By Paolo Strampelli New research provides some of the first insights into the population status, distribution, and habitat use of cheetahs in Ruaha-Rungwa. Although it is believed that the area hosts Tanzania’s second largest population of cheetahs, and one of East Africa’s most important, very little research has been carried out on cheetahs in this ... Read full story

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Managing human-wildlife conflict in a rapidly changing climate

August 4, 2021

by Dr Alexandra Zimmermann and Dr James Stevens. Featured in the IUCN Congress Newsletter. "The conservation of biodiversity is unfortunately all too often about managing conflicts. Tensions arise from access to land, competition for resources, which in turn are exacerbated by disputes over managing wildlife, protected areas, struggles over inequalities, livelihoods, development, and human rights. ... Read full story

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