Hobby drones, repurposed as peacekeepers, save Elephants

A study published in the journal Oryx finds off-the-shelf drones can be used to guard crops and keep elephants safe along the borders of Tanzanian parks.


Black soldier fly as dietary protein source for broiler quails: apparent digestibility, excreta microbial load, feed choice, performance, carcass and meat traits

Photo credit: Antonella Dalle Zotte The animal article of the month for December is Black soldier fly as dietary protein source for broiler quails: apparent digestibility, excreta microbial load, feed choice, performance, carcass and meat traits‘.…


Cambodia’s Bengal Floricans Threatened by Planned Power Line Development

A proposed power transmission line at the edge of the Tonle Sap Floodplain Protected Landscape (TSFPL), which might be constructed as early as next year, would pose a new threat to the Critically Endangered Bengal Florican.


Origin of a major infectious disease in vertebrates: The timing of Cryptosporidium evolution and its hosts

The latest Parasitology Paper of the Month is “Origin of a major infectious disease in vertebrates: The timing of Cryptosporidium evolution and its hosts” by Juan C.…


Locals positive towards tigers and conservation measures

A wildlife corridor facilitates tiger movement without the locals suffering, a new study published in Oryx shows.


Rumen fluke now very common in Wales

A study by scientists at Aberystwyth University’s IBERS working with Wales YFC reveals that rumen fluke (Calicophoron daubneyi) is now prevalent on Welsh farms.…


Does the level of organic food consumed affect your diet?

The organic food industry is gaining more and more market share worldwide, partly due to consumers’ concerns about food safety and food quality.


We have changed cattle husbandry more in 20 years than in the previous 10000 

By the mid 1990s, after ten years of development, we had working robotic milkers. Once it launched on farms we could turn to the question “How do we monitor cows when there are no humans?”