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Creating conservation solutions for living together

March 14, 2018

WildCRU’s P&W initiative is joining forces with the IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force, a global advisory group of experts from a range of subjects working on interdisciplinary approaches to wildlife conservation. Human-wildlife conflict is a global conservation challenge that requires interdisciplinary approaches and collaboration, not only to mitigate the often very damaging effects ... Read full story

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New study confirms Cambodia’s last leopards on brink of extinction

March 2, 2018

We are not sure whether to be excited or horrified to have discovered that our search for clouded leopards in Cambodia caused us to find the last enclave of ‘common’ leopards in Eastern Indo-China, writes David Macdonald. Of course we are excited to have found this last cluster ... Read full story

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A short interview from Professor David Macdonald, Finalist for the 2018 Award for Conservation Excellence

February 16, 2018

Selected as a Finalist for the 2018 Award for Conservation Excellence, David Macdonald gave this short interview of the work of the WildCRU and his vision for the future of wildlife conservation.

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

March 9, 2018

New autobiography by Andrew Loveridge 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.” — Zimbabwean Proverb In 2015, an American hunter named Walter Palmer killed a lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe. The lion was one of dozens slain each ... Read full story

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Just Conservation

February 26, 2018

What is the right thing to do? In the context of conservation the answer always requires evidence, generally from both natural and social sciences. But as evidence builds into knowledge, deciding what to do requires something more: judgment and, hopefully, wisdom, writes David Macdonald. It is because of our determination to incorporate this ethical dimension ... Read full story

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Thinking about neuroscience, David Macdonald writes:

February 8, 2018

Many a conservation project has depended on the skill of an indefatigable field biologist to tinker with the engine of a beaten-up, but cherished, Land Rover to nudge it forward. It was clear that understanding what happened under the bonnet (or hood, for Trans-Atlantic readers) made for better practitioners. This is what WildCRU’s Emre Can ... Read full story

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