Climate change and food demand could shrink species’ habitats by almost a quarter by 2100

Mammals, birds and amphibians worldwide have lost on average 18% of their natural habitat range as a result of changes in land use and climate change, a new

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Nov. 6, 2020 ~5 min

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Understand what works when trying to protect monkeys and apes, say scientists

Despite significant protection efforts, global populations of monkeys and apes are declining dramatically. A new study has found that the effectiveness of

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Aug. 26, 2020 ~5 min

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Cambridge-designed curriculum teaches schoolchildren about water scarcity and climate activism

Students and teachers across India now have free access to a new curriculum on water security and sustainability, co-developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, which incorporates engagement with climate change and climate activism into their lessons.

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Jan. 17, 2020 ~3 min

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Women in STEM: Flora Donald

Flora Donald is a PhD candidate who splits her time between the Department of Plant Sciences and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. Here, she tells us about growing up in a family of gardeners, her research on conserving the native UK juniper, and her love of the Scottish Highlands. 

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Dec. 19, 2019 ~6 min

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Women in STEM: Sophia Cooke

Sophia Cooke is a PhD candidate in the Department of Zoology, and a member of King's College. Here, she tells us about splitting her time between Cambridge and Galápagos, why working in the David Attenborough Building is so special, and how a little room in Norfolk with no wifi helped build her confidence as a researcher.  

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Dec. 12, 2019 ~4 min

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Extent of human encroachment into world’s protected areas revealed

Largest study yet to compare protected with “matched” unprotected land finds “significantly higher” increases in human pressure – primarily through agriculture – in protected areas across the tropics.

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Oct. 28, 2019 ~5 min

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Women in STEM: Dr Alexis Braun

Dr Alexis Braun is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Genetics. Here, she tells us about the importance of mentors, how her research might aid in conservation efforts, and how growing up in a First Nations community in Canada spurred her interest in biology. 

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Sept. 26, 2019 ~5 min

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