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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.
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.
Despite 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’.
New research has found that the conservation of tropical peatlands could reduce the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the likelihood of new diseases jumping from animals to humans.
A project run by Professor Bill Finlayson from Oxford Brookes University has been shortlisted for the Newton Prize, a £1 million pot of funding set up by the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Researchers at Oxford Brookes University have analysed a rare ancient faecal sample to create a snapshot of the human diet, and discover how our microbiome- the community of micro-organisms that live within the intestines of humans- has developed in response to changing eating habits over thousands of years.
The priorities of modern parenting will be examined by an academic from Oxford Brookes University in a BBC Radio 4 documentary to be broadcast tonight.