Danai Gurira, actress and playwright, visits WildCRU’s Hwange Lion Research Project

Danai Gurira, a wildlife conservation ambassador, recently visited the Hwange Lion Research Project, part of the Trans Kalahari Predator Programme, in Zimbabwe. Danai  (who played Okoye in the 2018 movie Black Panther) was met and hosted by Lovemore Sibanda, and spent the greater part of the visit tracking and learning about lions in Hwange National […]

Cecil the lion and WildCRU’s Cecil Summit

History and Milestones Cecil the Lion & WildCRU’s Cecil Summit Area of Operation Lion Ecology Monitoring Populations Transboundary and Landscape Conservation Human-Lion Coexistence Research Methods The Team Sponsors & How to Support Us References Cecil was one of our study lions. We followed his movements in minute detail from 2008 to the time of his […]

Lion Hearted: The Life and Death of Cecil & the Future of Africa’s Iconic Cats

New autobiography by Andrew Loveridge Read about Lion Hearted: The Life and Death of Cecil & the Future of Africa’s Iconic Cats in National Geographic’s ‘Book Talk’ by Simon Worral. Published by Regan Arts, Press Release excerpts with their permission: “UNTIL THE LION HAS ITS OWN STORYTELLER, TALES OF THE LION HUNT WILL ALWAYS GLORIFY THE HUNTER.” […]

Human – Lion Coexistence

Lions and The Trans Kalahari Predator Programme History and Milestones Cecil the Lion & WildCRU’s Cecil Summit Area of Operation Lion Ecology Monitoring Populations Transboundary and Landscape Conservation Human-Lion Coexistence Research Methods The Team  Sponsors & How to Support Us References Across Africa, human populations are growing and the continent’s population is projected to double […]

Trans-boundary and Landscape Conservation of Lions

Lions and The Trans Kalahari Predator Programme History and Milestones Cecil the Lion & WildCRU’s Cecil Summit Area of Operation Lion Ecology Monitoring Populations Transboundary and Landscape Conservation Human-Lion Coexistence Research Methods The Team  Sponsors & How to Support Us References   Fragmentation of natural habitat and isolation of populations is one of the biggest […]

Lion Ecology

Lions and The Trans Kalahari Predator Programme History and Milestones Cecil the Lion & WildCRU’s Cecil Summit Area of Operation Lion Ecology Monitoring Populations Transboundary and Landscape Conservation Human-Lion Coexistence Research Methods The Team  Sponsors & How to Support Us References Ecologists face the complicated task of understanding the interwoven relationships of key aspects of […]

Lions and The Trans-Kalahari Predator Programme

History and Milestones Cecil the Lion & WildCRU’s Cecil Summit Area of Operation Lion Ecology Monitoring Populations Transboundary and Landscape Conservation Human-Lion Coexistence Research Methods The Team Sponsors & How to Support Us References African lion populations have suffered an estimated 75% range reduction in the last 100 years. Continent wide, there may be as […]

Cecil the lion’s son Xanda also shot dead in Zimbabwe

**Updated on 24th July 2017 in response to a statement by ZPHGA (see end)** Xanda, Cecil the lion’s oldest surviving son, has been shot and killed by hunters in Zimbabwe two years after his father’s death shocked the world. Xanda, aged six, was shot by a trophy hunter on 7th July just outside the boundaries […]

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