Tag: science communication

How Dogs and Farmers in South Africa Are Saving Big Cats [Around the World]

Written for South Africa’s Cheetah Outreach Trust in coordination with the Australia Zoo Wildlife Warrior program. This piece explains how farmers are using a specific breed of dog to mitigate for and prevent livestock predation and predator retaliation in South Africa.

Money, Nature, and Disease [Research]

When you think of the word poverty, what comes to mind? Do you think of financial problems, a lack of food, and/or poor living conditions? While most people might – have you ever considered that economic growth could be related to disease creating organisms in our environment?

Zoos and Stress [Research]

Despite how natural to the human eye wildlife enclosures may appear – there are often various unnatural stimuli animals in captivity must combat with. These stimuli create various stress induced responses within the animals that are harmful to their happiness and well-being.

Hope for the Predators [Research]

What do you think of when you hear the word, carnivore? For many people, visions of snarling teeth, danger, and fear often arise. However, take a moment to ask yourself why do you feel these emotions (or any others that you do). Where do your feelings come from? Have you ever even actually seen one of these beautiful creatures in the wild? Or are you basing these emotions off of man-made themes created in movies, literature, the news, or possibly even during casual conversation?

The Truth in Our Night Skies [Research]

The Sky is dark at night, right? Well, yes – but just how dark should it be and how dare are we making it? Have a look at how man-made light can impact more than just our ability to see the stars.

Allow me to introduce myself and “Why Should You Care”… [Britt’s Thoughts]

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