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.

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Congratulations to Dame Frances Lannon DBE

September 24, 2016

This week, at Lady Margaret Hall, the collegiate base of WildCRU, colleagues raised an admiring toast to the former Principal Frances Lannon, congratulating her honour: now Dame ... Read full story

Geopolitics of Wildlife Conservation Fellowship position

September 19, 2016

INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AT WILDCRU Remarkable opportunity to join Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) for 5-years on the The Kadas Family Foundation Senior Research Fellowship in the Geopolitics ... Read full story

David Macdonald reports on UNESCO support for lion conservation:

September 12, 2016

WildCRU is deeply honoured to have received encouragement from Edmond Moukala, the distinguished Chief of the Africa Section of UNESCO, at the opening ... Read full story

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