Articles by Dr Kathy SlaterOperation Wallacea

New threat to endangered sea turtles

Rising beach temperatures are posing a new threat to endangered sea turtles. A successful conservation project in Mexico is now looking to widen its scope to monitor ambient temperatures in turtle nests.

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Herbivore distribution patterns mapped on SA Game Reserve

Data gathered on a South African game reserve shows the importance of terrain type for herbivores within the reserves and the accuracy of using line-transect sampling as opposed to aerial surveys to gather the data. The results will aid conservation planning on the reserves.

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How vasectomy affects elephant behaviour in the longer term

A long-term study suggests that vasectomy is a cost-effective, viable way to control elephant populations

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Mantled howler monkeys’ responses to infanticide risk

A study into the behaviour of mantled howler monkeys in Honduras has found that females with infants are significantly more likely to be vigilant in response to loud calls from extra-group males, than females without infants.

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Sterilisation of elephants affects their behaviour

Results from a long-term study on the behaviour of vasectomised elephants in South Africa imply that this contraceptive method can have a considerable impact on the behaviour of the herd.

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