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Keeping the Kids Entertained

28 April 2020

Here are some more ideas for things to do at home with the children while schools are closed. One of FFI’s major partners, Ol Pejeta Conservancy has launched a competition – The Art of Survival- calling on the world’s children to take part and raise money for wildlife and the environment. Through artwork or writing, they...

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Active Coping Calendar

27 April 2020

Active Coping Calendar - April This Active Coping Calendar has daily actions for April 2020 to help us look after ourselves and each other as we face this global crisis together. Please find an Active Coping Calendar which was recently posted on the University's Wellbeing Advocates Network. One action for each day of April...

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Mammal Mapper

27 April 2020

Mammal Mapper The Mammal Society have an app you can use to record, identify and track mammals. Most UK mammals are poorly recorded so all data is important, even if it's just the mice in your garden! Most wild mammals, including rabbits and iconic species like hedgehogs and mountain hares, are very poorly monitored. This...

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Swift Bird Conservation Project

27 April 2020

Swift Bird Conservation Project Swifts take incredible migration journeys each year, but sadly they’re in trouble, with breeding numbers plummeting. Why are their breeding numbers plummeting? We believe loss of nest sites is at least partly responsible. These migrant birds return from their wintering grounds in Africa to...

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Thinking Like a Human: COVID-19 and Conservation

23 April 2020

Thinking Like a Human: COVID-19 and Conservation By Bill Adams These are strange, scary and fascinating times. Watching the COVID-19 pandemic grow throws us into the fantastical world of films or games . It brings disaster close to home, and to the people we know and love. Courage, altruism, ignorance and fear are all on...

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Higher Air Pollution Could Be Linked to More Coronavirus Deaths

23 April 2020

Higher air pollution could be linked to increased coronavirus deaths, according to a new Cambridge Study Article by Harry Gold Though most people with COVID-19 only develop a mild illness, some patients go on to develop severe respiratory conditions, and scientists are trying to work out why some sufferers are more at risk...

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Cambridge University Press Reveals Carbon Neutrality Targets

23 April 2020

Cambridge University Press Reveals Carbon Neutrality Targets By Benedicte Page Cambridge University Press has said it is on track to be 100% carbon neutral in the UK by 2022, both as regards to its own direct emissions and indirection emissions from the generation of the energy it purchases (so-called Scope 1 and Scope 2...

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COVID-19 - Study Identifies 275 Ways to Reduce Spread of Coronavirus Lockdown

15 April 2020

Phased re-opening of schools, businesses and open spaces should be considered alongside a range of practical ways to keep people physically apart, say the authors of a new study on how lockdown can be eased without a resurgence of coronavirus infections. The study identified 275 ways to reduce transmission of the...

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Help Build Antarctic Seal Photographic Database - Citizen Science

7 April 2020

Antarctic Seal Photographic Database Take part in citizen science by contributing to the first photographic database of Antarctic seals! At the British Antarctic Survey we’re looking to build an Antarctic seal photographic database and would love your help. Despite the large volume of photographic data that exists on...

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University Response to the Pandemic

1 April 2020

The Office of External Affairs and Communications are looking to produce content that helps demonstrate how the University is responding to the pandemic. All of this will appear here... Please send any of the following to hma33@cam.ac.uk Interesting research projects - this might be newly-funded research or where you are...

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