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Help WildCRU’s conservation science from lockdown

April 3, 2020

If you are at home and looking for a way to engage in conservation, you CAN make a difference even from afar! Help us to classify our camera trap images from the field and be a part of this amazing citizen science initiative. Join the 3,449 volunteers that have helped us to classify over 3,000,000 photos ... Read full story


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Investigating the supply of wild Ball pythons for the global pet trade: first of a set of collaborative papers published

April 1, 2020

In an article published in Nature Conservation earlier last month, WildCRU associate Neil D’Cruze and senior researcher Lauren Harrington (together with Mark Auliya of the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, and other co-authors), describe how hunters in West Africa supply ball pythons to the global exotic pet trade. Through a process termed ‘ranching’ hunters ... Read full story


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Horizon scanning to identify the emerging risks of the Belt & Road Initiative

March 30, 2020

By Dr Amy Hinsley A new paper, led by researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences with collaborators in Oxford and more than 20 other institutions around the world aims to highlight the emerging issues related to the Belt and Road initiative (BRI). The BRI is the largest infrastructure project in human history, connecting China to ... Read full story


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Nadine Adrianna Sugianto’s career path: from veterinary medicine, to badgers in Oxford, and now orangutans

April 1, 2020

Dr. Nadine Adrianna Sugianto completed her DPhil with WildCRU in 2018 on reproductive biology of the European badger (Meles meles). We are delighted to congratulate her at the beginning of her post doctoral career, working on The Orangutan Enclosure Design Tool (EDT), for Kalimantan-Indonesia, as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Locomotor Ecology and Biomechanics Lab, School of Bioscience, University of Birmingham. ... Read full story


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The bits of wire that can devastate lion populations

March 31, 2020

Nature Research News have featured research carried out by Dr Andrew Loveridge. The article reads: "Simple snares aimed at catching African game for the table take a huge toll on carnivores, too. Wire snares are widely used to poach African wild herbivores for meat — but the traps also catch enough lions and hyenas to ... Read full story


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WildCRU’s camera trap dataset, probably the largest of it’s kind, identifies conservation priorities for clouded leopards

March 26, 2020

David Macdonald presents a second video from WildCRU's Clouded Leopard Programme summarizing research findings published in Diversity and Distributions and Biological Conservation. Deforestation is rapidly altering Southeast Asian landscapes, resulting in some of the highest rates of habitat loss worldwide. Among the many species facing declines in this region, clouded leopards ... Read full story



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