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Pregnant chimpanzees are more vulnerable to malaria. Study published in animal-20413_1280 (1)Malaria Journal provides evidence that susceptibility to malaria parasite infection increases during pregnancy and can result in offspring mortality. How will this impact the ape community?




child-431717_1280Female genital mutilation harms three in four women in Ethiopia. It has a long-term physiological, sexual and psychological effects. Study published in BMC Public Health underpins cultural attitudes to devise elimination strategy.




cape-buffalo-412668_1280Cape buffalo underwent micro-evolutionary changes. African wildlife experienced a reduction in population size and geographical distribution over the last millennium, particularly since the 19th century as a result of human demographic expansion, wildlife overexploitation, habitat degradation and cattle-borne diseases. Research in BMC Evolutionary Biology found 3 distinct clusters in South Africa.


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