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Focus on an ornithologist: Prof Andrew McKechnie (Holder of the South African Research Chair in Conservation Physiology, South African National Biodiversity Institute) in the Department of Zoology and Entomology
A renowned researcher from the University of Pretoria’s Mammal Research Institute (MRI), Prof Marthán N. Bester, has co-authored chapters on Tristan da Cunha and British Antarctic Territory in a spectacular educational book, Britain’s Distant Seas.
World Wildlife Day is celebrated on 3 March every year and focuses on forest-based livelihoods and seeks to promote forest and forest wildlife management models and practices that accommodate both human well-being and the long-term conservation of forests, forest-dwelling species of wild fauna...
A study by a team of scientists at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in Berlin, Germany and the University of Pretoria (UP) has found that naked mole-rats can communicate with one another within their own colony. They do this with a unique dialect that is specific to that...
An international study led by the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Professor Rudi van Aarde suggests that the mass die-off of 350 elephants in one area of northern Botswana last year could be attributed to the fencing-in of these animals.
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