Cecil and the conservation of lions

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The Wildlife Conservation Research Unit

The planet’s human population increases by more than 200,000 people every day. This exerts ever more severe and intensifying pressure on finite natural resources throughout the world. The resulting environmental degradation, biodiversity loss and climate change destroys nature and impacts human well-being. The mission of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) is to achieve practical solutions to conservation problems through original scientific research. Our research is used worldwide to advise environmental policy-makers. The need for our efforts is greater than ever.

Part of the University of Oxford’s Department of Zoology, WildCRU is a pioneering, inter-disciplinary research unit in a world-class academic centre. We underpin solutions to conservation problems through primary scientific research of the highest calibre. Our approach is empirical, interdisciplinary and collaborative, seeking to include all four elements of our “Conservation Quartet” research to understand and address the problem; education to explain it; community involvement to ensure participation and acceptance; and implementation of long-term solutions.

 Wildlife Conservation on Farmland Two Volume Set

Synthesizing the results of over 25 years’ of research, this two volume set highlights and examines the most important challenges facing farmers, conservationists, and policy makers, using examples of real-life, linked studies from a farmed landscape which bridge the divide between the theory and practice of wildlife conservation on farmland using an integrated and interdisciplinary approach drawing on ecology, behaviour, epidemiology, genetics, parasitology, biochemistry, physiology, and environmental economics.

Until end-December 2015 this set is available for the discounted price of £59.50 (RRP £85.00). See flyer here for details (PDF).




WildCRU’s Hans Bauer delivers another success for lion conservation, writes David Macdonald

February 4, 2016

We are fortunate in the WildCRU to have assembled a remarkable team of lion conservation biologists and amongst these Dr Hans Bauer specialises in the, sadly disappearing, lions ... Read full story

January’s Mammal Research Issue highlights WildCRU’s wildcat work

February 3, 2016

WildCRU’s recent Scottish wildcat article was selected as highlight of the January issue of Mammal Research. For more about this research, led by Dr Kerry Kilshaw, please see ... Read full story

WildCRU researchers discover new Ethiopian lion population

February 1, 2016

WildCRU’s Dr Hans Bauer, a conservation biologist based in Addis Ababa, recently returned from an expedition to the remote Alatash National Park in West ... Read full story

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