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A Panther to Celebrate

July 2, 2020

David Macdonald celebrates the remarkable achievements of Naresh Kusi, WildCRU Panther 2018: we rejoice in the achievements, and global impact, of our Panthers – there are almost one hundred of them now, all working for conservation around the world. We are always thrilled to hear of their accomplishments and in the case of Naresh, ... Read full story


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Unveiling population densities of the elusive Sunda clouded leopard

June 11, 2020

David Macdonald writes that WildCRU graduate student, Iding Haidir has taken an important step to ensuring that while clouded leopards may be out of sight, they should not be out of mind. Whilst the charismatic mega-fauna of the Sunda Islands of western Indonesia, such as the Sumatran tiger, rhino and orangutan, attract considerable conservation effort, ... Read full story


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Remarkable new insights into leopard populations and their conservation

June 9, 2020

The leopard has lost at least 50% of its historical range in Africa, and is increasingly threatened by habitat loss, declining prey populations and direct persecution. Transfrontier conservation areas (TFCAs) and other landscape-scale conservation initiatives have the potential to give leopard populations access to the large, connected areas they need to thrive – but there ... Read full story


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EWCP Annual Report 2020 now out

June 29, 2020

The Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme is a partnership of WildCRU with the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority established in 1995. Ethiopian wolves are Africa’s most threatened carnivore. A few hundred wolves perching on the Roof of Africa are threatened by habitat loss and disease. Read about our work in the latest EWCP Annual Report.


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Oryx blog features ‘The dimension of cultural tolerance in Asiatic lion conservation’

June 11, 2020

By Dr Meena Venkataraman: "The Gir Sanctuary and National Park in Gujarat, western India, is home to the only free ranging population of Asiatic lions Panthera leo leo. The landscape is semi-arid, consisting of dry deciduous forests and grasslands. The Park has a rich diversity of wild ungulates and a high density of leopards Panthera pardus in ... Read full story


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Jackal survival affected by leopards and humans

May 27, 2020

If it’s not one thing it’s another – there’s always danger on one guise or another around every corner, writes David Macdonald in introducing a remarkable new study of black-backed jackals led by WildCRU’s Jan Kamler.  Fans of opportunism could have no better totem than the black-backed jackal, a mesocarnivore that dodges and dives through ... Read full story



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