Conservation

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. […]

Zoology

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 […]

Conservation

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 […]

Zoology

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, […]

Research

Isle of Rum

August 3, 2017 2

I’m almost finished my Master’s degree and thought it would be nice to take time out of writing my dissertation to write about my dissertation. As an aspiring wildlife biologist, I intend to combine my […]

Zoology

Warm blood gives sharks and tunas superspeed

July 26, 2017 0

Although shark movies like Jaws and Sharknado 1, 2, 3 (the list goes on…) may portray sharks in an unrealistically menacing light, they are correct in that sharks are fast. Really fast. But the sharks […]

Zoology

How does it feel to discover a new species?

May 3, 2017 0

When we think of discovering a species, our imagination may take us to some far off jungle, slashing away at hanging lianas to find some bizarre, unheard of little creature. A eureka moment ensues, and […]

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