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China: clamp down on violations of wildlife trade ban

February 12, 2020

WildCRU researchers comment on China’s temporary ban on wildlife trade. 'In response to the deadly outbreak of coronavirus 2019-nCoV, China has temporarily banned the sale of wildlife in markets, restaurants and online. 'Read the full article published in Nature.


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WildCRU’s Change Maker

February 5, 2020

We are thrilled that our Kaplan Senior Research Fellow, Dr Amy Dickman, has been chosen as one of National Geographic’s ‘Women of Impact’. Her work with the local communities in Tanzania’s Ruaha landscape has led to significant benefits not only for lion conservation but also for local development and empowerment. We thank all of WildCRU’s donors ... Read full story


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Research undertaken by Femke Broekhuis featured in new Netflix series ‘Night on Earth’

January 30, 2020

What do cheetahs get up to at night? Many would say ‘nothing’ as cheetahs are often perceived to only be active during the day.  But is that really the case? This was one of the questions that Femke Broekhuis was keen to find out during her doctoral research at WildCRU. Femke analysed data from ... Read full story


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Dr. Cedric Tan awarded Public Engagement with Research Impact Award from the Division

February 12, 2020

Based on his research on large carnivores in Asia, Cedric created three interactive public engagement activities to demonstrate how our individual daily actions in the UK could have an impact on the tropical forest elsewhere. These activities are an interactive theatre, a carnivore conservation game and an escape room, all of which led to increased ... Read full story


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Wildlife Conservation Course hosted in Africa for the first time

February 5, 2020

WildCRU has collaborated with the African Leadership University School of Wildlife Conservation to bring the face-to-face Wildlife Conservation Coursen(WCC) to conservationists based in Africa in November 2019. For this course, we had 20 participants in all, with participants from Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Rwanda and 4 other countries. Many of them were on-the-ground field managers working ... Read full story


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Online trade in turtles jeopardizes China’s Yangtze wetlands

January 22, 2020

With the resurgence of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, the RSPCA caution children, and their parents, not to buy these reptiles as exotic pets, mindful of the estimated 250,000 red-eared terrapins purchased during the first wave of ‘Ninja Turtles’ in the 1990s. Bought when the size of a 50p coin, they can grow to ... Read full story



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