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How do you feed an oral contraceptive to 2.5 million grey squirrels?

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Marking this year’s Red Squirrel Appreciation Day, APHA’s Sarah Beatham describes her work, now entering its 4th year of research on developing an oral contraceptive for grey squirrels whilst protecting our native red squirrels and other mammals from eating it.

Exploding animal populations – how can we co-exist?

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Using contraceptives to slow reproductive rates in exploding animal populations may offer an extra tool to manage human-wildlife conflicts. In this blog, we hear from senior ecologist, Giovanna Massei, as she outlines this global issue and humane, evidence-based and sustainable solutions.

Invasive Species Week 2021

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Organisations across the UK, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey are working together on a week of action to raise awareness of invasive non-native species, their impacts, and the simple things that everyone can do to help prevent their spread. Learn more about why this topic is so important and what you can do to help.

Why wildlife health issues are not just a biodiversity concern.

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Continuing our One Health series and also marking World Wildlife Day, we hear from Flavie Vial, APHA’s Lead Scientist for Wildlife, as she highlights the great work her team are involved in to keep our wildlife flourishing whilst protecting against the spread of animal-human disease.

APHA inspiring kids to look after plants and native wildlife

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A lot of great science is carried out on a daily basis at APHA and our scientists relish opportunities to demonstrate that science can be exciting and easy to understand. In this three minute read, find out how our scientists enjoyed showing children at the Countryside Days event at the Great Yorkshire Showground just how fun science can be.