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Overcoming racism in the twin spheres of conservation science and practice

November 3, 2021

Wildlife conservation, both in terms of academia and practice, has a history of deep-seated systemic racism, which has marginalised Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities; positive changes to revert this discrimination have been painfully slow. Furthermore, this topic often lacks open discussion, as people feel uncomfortable about considering their role in unjust systems, ... Read full story

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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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Blog post: My path to conservation by Délagnon Assou

October 27, 2021

Throughout my childhood, my ambition was to become a medical doctor. However, after receiving my High School Diploma I was unable to enroll myself in medical sciences at university as I didn't receive the information about the application deadline in time. Instead, in what I now view as a fortunate twist in events, I decided ... 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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