The conservation of the rhino has turned into a battlefield. Both poachers and park rangers are dying. Researchers place their hopes for the long term in new technologies and attention to the needs of local communities. ‘Weapons are much too simplistic a solution to a complex problem.’
Wageningen World, the quarterly magazine of Wageningen University & Research, came out on June 20th 2017.
- Better genes for tricky plants
Plant breeders are increasing their understanding of the genetically most complex crops.
- Fishing with electricity
Does fishing using electric pulses have advantages over beam trawling?
- 'We've got to start feeding our livestock waste products’
To be able to feed the growing world population, we actually need to carry on eating some animal protein.
- Science as collective action
Increasingly, members of the public are doing their bit towards scientific research by sending in observations or carrying out small-scale studies.
- Protein to combat high blood pressure
Wageningen researchers have turned protein from eggs into a product that lowers blood pressure.
- Mixed cropping works better
Growing a variety of crops in strips or rows leads to fewer diseases and pests, as well as a more attractive landscape.
- Tackling climate change and raising awareness
Liset Meddens and Martijn Visser went to Wageningen University in order to help change the world.