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The Institute of Public Care (IPC) at Oxford Brookes University is partnering with UK children’s charity Barnardo’s to examine the experiences of vulnerable young people as they transition to adulthood.
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.