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Today, 3 March 2021 marks UN World Wildlife Day which aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. Highlighting a project that has helped coffee farmers in Indonesia move to wildlife friendly farming,
Professor Anna Nekaris and Dr Marco Campera share the impact of their work.
With three out of four newly emerging infectious human diseases originating in animals*, there is an urgent need to monitor the legal trade in wildlife, according to new research by Vincent Nijman, Professor in Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University.
Researchers have used a ‘landscape of fear’ framework to study how endangered western chimpanzees in West Africa perceive predator risks and adapt their behaviours to forage for the best available food.
Tourists could be spreading the virus causing COVID-19 to wild mountain gorillas by taking selfies with the animals without following precautions.
Fri, 29 Jan 2021 09:38:53 GMTResearchers have uncovered the advanced skills of black howler monkeys, who are able to recall the location of their favourite fruit trees and anticipate ripening.
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 11:13:57 GMTCOVID-19 has highlighted the importance of accessing nature to people’s health and wellbeing, with 42% of adults saying that ‘visiting green and natural spaces has been even more important to their wellbeing since coronavirus’*. Now a £1 million project will be researching the mapping, development, use and experience of twentieth and twenty-first century rights of way across England and Wales.
Mon, 11 Jan 2021 10:42:53 GMTThe criminal law in relation to HIV transmission has not kept up with the science, according to a team of researchers based at Oxford Brookes, Northumbria and Kingston universities.
Fri, 18 Dec 2020 12:23:00 GMTDespite COVID-19 restrictions and the risk of animal to human disease transmission, illegal wildlife trade on social media networks has continued, with wild animals sometimes sold as ‘lockdown pets’.