Alternatives to Studying Anthropogenic Foraging

As part of his fieldwork with us last year, PhD student Ben Walton gathered data on crop-raiding primates (chacma baboons and vervet monkeys) to determine whether camera traps and field guards could work as an alternative to direct researcher observation. In areas like Limpopo, South Africa, farmland has increasingly encroached into wild spaces and crop-raidingContinue reading “Alternatives to Studying Anthropogenic Foraging”

Anthropogenic Influence and Baboons

Anthropogenic Influence and Baboons Last month, we said goodbye to Valentin, who arrived with us from Belgium late last year. Valentin completed a four-month university internship and aimed to assess human-wildlife conflict in chacma baboons (Papio ursinus) using our fully habituated dump-raiding baboons, Lahala Troop. He aimed to understand two impactful research questions: Do naturalContinue reading “Anthropogenic Influence and Baboons”

Christmas Fundraiser 2021

We would like to take this time to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated in and donated money towards our Christmas fundraiser for the children in Alldays. With the many generous donations, we reached our goal and raised £2,000! We would also like to say a huge thank you to Emma andContinue reading “Christmas Fundraiser 2021”

Raising Money for our Local Community!

It’s Christmas season at our research centre and we are helping to raise money for the children in our local community. Students and volunteers at AWCRC have been helping out in the Alldays community since the research centre was established in 2017. The pandemic brought an unfortunate end to community-led projects, but with restrictions easingContinue reading “Raising Money for our Local Community!”