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Analysis of nearly a decade’s worth of research has found widespread discrepancies between the number of snake skins legally traded and properly reported and the actual number of snakes being killed, suggesting widespread illegal trading.
Content warning: contains references to animal injuries which some readers may find distressing
Researchers at Oxford Brookes University have discovered that lemurs are able to memorise complex environments and strategically plan routes to find food through everchanging and dense forests.
The bold, rapid action needed to tackle the climate and ecological crisis presents an unparalleled opportunity for higher education institutions, argues a working paper from a group of academic experts from the COP26 Universities Network.