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  • NAS staff and students celebrate Women’s Month

    Posted on August 26, 2022

    The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) made inroads by having a very frank conversation on many topical issues, attended by both staff and students. The event was the Dean's Women's Month Lunch and Conversation on 19 August.

  • Faculty newsletter for May 2022 now available

    Posted on May 31, 2022

    Faculty newsletter for May 2022 now available

  • Researchers discover many predators roam private land in Limpopo

    Posted on March 11, 2022

    Scientists have studied wild carnivores roaming protected areas for a long time, but predator numbers in unprotected areas remained unclear until recently. In Platjan, Limpopo, where farmers share the land with leopards and other predators, researchers led by Philip Faure have now tracked these...

  • #WORLDWILDLIFEDAY: Understanding wildlife as a way to save them

    Posted on March 03, 2022

    Understanding wildlife as a way to save them, Profs Adrian M Shrader and Chris Weldon, UP Department of Zoology and Entomology

  • WWF and UP team up to keep watch on southern right whales

    Posted on March 01, 2022

    UP’s Mammal Research Institute Whale Unit and WWF South Africa are teaming up to support research on southern right whales in response to warming oceans and changes to ocean processes which are affecting the number of whales visiting SA's shores.

  • Can elephants smell water?

    Posted on December 16, 2021

    Water is a vital resource for mammals. This is especially true for African elephants that generally drink every day but can go two to three days between drinks. As they have an exceptional sense of smell, it has been suggested that elephants may locate water using olfactory cues. However, there...

  • Nigel Bennett awarded honorary membership to American Society of Mammalogists

    Posted on December 15, 2021

    Prof Nigel C Bennett, an A-rated scientist in the Department of Zoology and Entomology has been awarded honorary membership to the American Society of Mammalogists (ASM).

  • SAWMA awards Prof Marthán Bester for excellence in research

    Posted on December 14, 2021

    Prof Marthán Bester from the Department of Zoology and Entomology was recently awarded the Excellence in Wildlife Research and Management Award at the 50th-anniversary conference of the Southern African Wildlife Management Association (SAWMA).

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