The Small Carnivore Research and Parasite Study (SCRAPS) is a multi-disciplinary investigation into how anthropogenic disturbance along Kenya’s human-wildlife-livestock interface influences the behavior, immunity, and parasite dynamics of a guild of small carnivores inhabiting Laikipia County, Kenya. Our research team is composed of a diverse group of individuals including Kenyan, US, and UK scientists from a variety of backgrounds. This website, and blog, were created to help spread the word not only about the SCRAPS project but also about the importance of small carnivores in ecosystem functionality. We hope you enjoy and welcome any comments and questions!!
Check out this page to learn a bit more about the individual research projects of SCRAPS. Although diverse in scope, all projects are grounded in the goal of increasing our understanding of these overlooked and understudies species!
Although this BLOG was created as a more interactive way of communicating with students of the Monarch Institute, you will find useful updates and tidbits about the SCRAPS project here as well. Enjoy!
Check out this page to learn more about the SCRAPS project research team. Lots of great people working together to increase awareness and understanding of small carnivores!