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    Venom Day 2017

    It was that time again, for a large number of herpetologists to clog up the roads and public transport to head to north-west Wales for a single day conference. On the 18th November around 150 [...]
  • Zoology

    How animals see the world

    The human eye is pretty amazing, but there are also plenty of things we can’t see. Our animal friends can help open our eyes to the possibilities beyond what we see. Find out what the world looks like to them. […]

  • Forever young! An individual smooth newt demonstrating Paedomorphism.
    Zoology

    Amphibians in Neverland

    Some amphibians stay in an eternal state of childhood much like the fictional character Peter Pan, this is known as paedomorphosis (‘child form’) and is only exhibited in newts and salamanders. I’m sure that most [...]

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  • Venom Day 2017

    November 28, 2017 0
    It was that time again, for a large number of herpetologists to clog up the roads and public transport to head to north-west Wales for a single day conference. On the 18th November around 150 [...]
  • Fight or Flight: The Role of Personality in Species Survival

    November 15, 2017 0
    A discussion on the growing attention being paid by the scientific community to the role of personality in animal populations. The question of whether or not animals possess personalities has long been a topic of [...]
  • How animals see the world

    November 8, 2017 0

    The human eye is pretty amazing, but there are also plenty of things we can’t see. Our animal friends can help open our eyes to the possibilities beyond what we see. Find out what the world looks like to them. […]

  • Amphibians in Neverland

    October 25, 2017 0
    Some amphibians stay in an eternal state of childhood much like the fictional character Peter Pan, this is known as paedomorphosis (‘child form’) and is only exhibited in newts and salamanders. I’m sure that most [...]
  • Tourists are Packing Their Trunks: The Rise of Elephant Ecotourism in South Africa

    October 19, 2017 0
    A look at the role of elephants in South Africa, and the potential effects of ecotourism that need to be addressed. With their immense size, close-knit family groups and clear intelligence, elephants are a beautiful [...]
  • European Crocodile Networking Meeting (ECNM) 2017

    October 11, 2017 0
    Vikings, bicycles and sugary pastries are things that usually come to mind when we think of the Danes. But for the sixty attendees to the second annual ECNM in Eskildstrup, Denmark, something entirely different was [...]
  • Why should we protect wildlife?

    October 3, 2017 1
    What I am about to try here is to convince policy-makers, businessmen and women, politicians, economists, the local plumber, teachers, parents and the homeless person on the street corner, why we need to save wildlife. [...]
  • Human-Predator conflict seen through first world eyes

    September 12, 2017 0
    Human population growth and increasing numbers of estuarine crocodiles and wolves in Australia and Norway, is setting us up for an increase in human wildlife conflicts. Proper models for management and conflict mediation, is key [...]
  • Investigating the presence of the amphibian chytrid fungus in a non-native species

    September 1, 2017 0
    In 2015 we were able to confirm the presence of a population of the non-native common midwife toad (Alytes obstetricans) in central Cambridge. The population has persisted for at least a decade and we have [...]
  • Jaws: The Deadly Myth

    August 23, 2017 0
    We have all seen, or at least heard of, the famous thriller/horror film Jaws.  It induced nightmares and possibly a hatred of sharks into the general public, so that today people still seem to think that these sleek predators are [...]
  • Farm Fresh: Can farmed wildlife save their wild brethren?

    August 17, 2017 0
    Wildlife is facing increasing pressure from the continuously growing human population and one of the measures taken to ease the pressure on wild populations is wildlife farming. But does it actually work? The aim of [...]
  • Ndumo adventure!

    August 15, 2017 0
    Last week, I was lucky enough to be a part of a research team who were headed for Ndumo Game Reserve, in northern KwaZulu-Natal. One of the researchers, Cormac, was looking for terrapins, while Camille, [...]

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