Students and Alumni

As of 2023, the Diploma has run for 15 years, and has taught 120 students from 47 countries, with research projects working in at least 60 different species and many conservation issues.

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


  • Asma Bileh Hersi: All roads leading international trafficking: a case study of illegal cheetah trade and mortality in Somaliland
  • Karma Choki: Inferring co-occurrence patterns of small felids in a montane landscape
  • Laza Andrianandrianina: Was the collapse of a main prey species followed by the collapse of its main predator? A case study in Sabah, Borneo
  • Yves Olatjoundji: Factors explaining the distribution of the southern pig-tailed macaque (Macaca nemestrina) and the long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) in Tawau Highlands, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo
  • Simbarashe Chatikobo: Predation risk modelling: an opportunity for coexistence between large carnivores and rural communities in Zimbabwe
  • Rocio Bardales: Effect of fires on jaguars and its prey in Serra do Amolar, Pantanal, Brazil
  • Leticia Benavalli:
  • Ding Nianfan:


  • Milciades Chicomo: Scavenging behaviour in a carnivore guild: analysis from camera trapping in Angola
  • Danny Nanne: Factors influencing the occurrence of the Huan tree kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei) in the YUS Conservation Area of Morobe province in Papua New Guinea
  • Delagnon Assou: Activity patterns and habitat use of Bornean yellow muntjac and red muntjac in Borneo
  • Haytem Bouchri: Factors predicting livestock depredation by African golden wolves in Ifrane and Tazekka National Parks, Morocco
  • Huyen Nguyen: Threat assessment to populations of hairy-nosed otters, fishing cats and Sunda pangolins in wetlands, Vietnam
  • Jane Wathika: African elephants respond to a poaching surge in Kenya’s Laikipia-Samburu Ecosystem by varying their daily movement patterns
  • Marjorie Pinzon Arias: Ecological interactions between ocelots and sympatric mesocarnivores in a tropical dry forest in Montes de Maria, Colombia


  • 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