Mountain ungulates—wild sheep and goats of the subfamily Caprinae—mark the grandeur of montane ecosystems. In India, the term mountain ungulate often invokes flamboyant images of species such as the Ibex Capra sibirica or markhor Capra falconeri standing on the steep, high cliffs of the Himalaya. But there is another species, often overlooked, which lives in the mountains of the Western Ghats…
Our very own Mirjam Hazenbosch will be taking part in the final of the 'Speak Up for Food Security' competition, part of the Cambridge Science Festival, which aims to use storytelling to convey a message about how food system change can be achieved.
Humans exploit and trade wildlife across the globe - for food, clothing, decorations, furniture, medicine and status symbols. However, for all too many species, this represents a major threat to their survival. Slow-growing, economically-valuable species, such as tigers, rhinos and large sharks and rays, are highly vulnerable to trade-driven extinction.