Check out two of our researcher’s first publications in the most recent issue of the Canopy Journal, an in-house journal operated by the Primate Conservation Department of Oxford Brookes University. This issue centers around the human-primate interface, a matter that we are incredibly passionate about here at the Pan Verus Project.
All 25 cameras purchased with funds provided by the Global Wildlife Conservation’s Primate Action Fund and the Margot Marsh Biodiversity Foundation are up and capturing images in Outamba Kilimi National Park! Continue reading “Update: Identifying Species”
Sierra Leone is home to six different species of wild cat: the leopard, the West African lion, the African wildcat, the golden cat, the serval and the caracal. These cat species are no longer as common as they once were across the country as their habitats and food sources are disappearing. In the Outamba Kilimi National Park the leopards are under threat from poaching and retaliatory killings. When food sources in the forest are scare, as the cats are competing with humans for wild game, they frequently will kill livestock to survive. Continue reading “Sierra Leone’s Wild Cats”
Studies have agreed that the emergence of viral zoonotic diseases (disease that can be spread from animals to humans, like Ebola) can be reduced by protecting biodiversity and limiting the human impact on natural spaces. There is a very simple reason for this: the more space that wildlife has to live without human contact, the less chance there is for the animals to pass on any number of diseases to humans. Continue reading “Preventing Ebola Outbreaks & Conserving Wildlife”