Students and Alumni

As of 2021, the Diploma has run for 12 years, and has taught 98 students from 41 countries, with research projects covering 67 different species.

Oxford Diploma Conservation Network for alumni and current students

The Oxford Diploma Conservation Network (ODCN) is made up of a unique group of individuals who are current students or alumni of the Recanati-Kaplan Centre Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice and can keep in touch with each other via our mailing list.

Recent Students and their Projects


  • Chanratana Pin – Cambodia – Project Title: Density and occupancy of leopard cats Prionailurus bengalensis across different forest types in Cambodia
  • Deo Tarimo – Tanzania – Project Title: Ecological implications of the African lion (Panthera leo) diurnal behaviour in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
  • Dimitra Christidi – Greece – Project Title: Correlates and trends of large carnivore attacks on humans in central India
  • Gabriel Llerena Reategui – Peru – Project Title: Factor Affecting Space Use By Culpeo Fox (Lycalopex Culpaeus) In The High Andes Of The Northern Argentina
  • Leshao Steiner Sompeta – Kenya – Project Title: The Distribution Of Mesocarnivores In A Semi-Arid African Savannah Landscape
  • Sabita Gurung – Nepal – Project Title: Differences in drivers of leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) habitat use inside and outside the protected area in Laos


  • Dan Li – China – Project Title: Tiger Habitat Use in Hunchun, a Human-dominated Landscape
  • Irene Pinondang – Indonesia – Project Title: Malay tapir occupancy across Sumatra island: an update and the importance distribution factors
  • Jeevan Rai – Nepal – Project Title: Priority landscapes for conservation in the Mid-Hills of Nepal
  • Nicole Abanto Valladares – Peru – Project Title: Characterizing lacustrine habitat to implement fine resolution multi-scale models for giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) in Amazonian Basins using UAV imagery
  • Pyae Phyoe Khaw – Myanmar – Project Title: Space use and temporal overlap of four felid species in Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary, Myanmar
  • Shadrach Mwaba – Zambia – Project Title: Survival Of The Spotted Hyaena In The Face Of The Recent Severe Drought In Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia
  • Simon Quintero Corzo – Colombia – Project Title: Occupancy of large mammals in a natural-dominated landscape: an Amazonian perspective
  • Tyson Asfaw Gizaw – Ethiopia – Project Title: Interspecific interactions between free-roaming domestic dogs and Ethiopian wolves (Canis simensis) in the Bale Mountains National Park

For a full list of Diploma Alumni visit the member’s page of the website.

  • Students in the field
  • Diploma alumni in the field. Credit: Akchousanh Rasphone
  • Diploma alumni in the field. Credit: Moreangels Mbizah
  • Diploma alumnus in the field. Credit: Malenoh Sewuh Ndimbe