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News articles from 2021

    • Chimpanzees take calculated risks to survive alongside humans

      Chimpanzees take calculated risks to survive alongside humans

      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.
      Thu, 25 Feb 2021 10:54:01 GMT

    • Selfies, gorillas and the risks of disease transmission

      Selfies, gorillas and the risks of disease transmission

      Tourists could be spreading the virus causing COVID-19 to wild mountain gorillas by taking selfies with the animals without following precautions.
      Tue, 16 Feb 2021 14:42:12 GMT

    • Territorial, expert navigators: the black howler monkeys of Mexico

      Territorial, expert navigators: the black howler monkeys of Mexico

      Researchers have uncovered the advanced skills of black howler monkeys, who are able to recall the location of their favourite fruit trees and anticipate ripening.
      Fri, 29 Jan 2021 09:38:53 GMT

    • The great outdoors: £1 million grant to study countryside rights of way

      The great outdoors: £1 million grant to study countryside rights of way

      COVID-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.
      Tue, 26 Jan 2021 11:13:57 GMT

    • Laws around HIV transmissions need urgent update

      Laws around HIV transmissions need urgent update

      The 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.
      Mon, 11 Jan 2021 10:42:53 GMT