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Can lawyers save lions?

September 13, 2017

WildCRU’s approach is essentially inter-disciplinary, as vividly illustrated by our new collaboration with international lawyers. It’s hard to imagine a more charismatic mammal – emblazoned on football shirts, royal coats of arms, chocolate bars and then just think of the attention dedicated to Cecil – but lions are nonetheless declining at an alarming rate. Where ... Read full story


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RCP 2016 Digital Overview

September 13, 2017

WildCRU’s Ruaha Carnivore Project has come a long way since its inception in 2009, when we had a team of 3 in tiny tents, and had no trust with the local community, who were killing lions very frequently. Since then, we have developed multiple programmes to reduce conflict by reducing livestock losses, providing real benefits ... Read full story


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The only good one is a dead one, or is it?

September 13, 2017

When I began research on red foxes in the early ‘70s, the most common refrain, whether from vet’s battling rabies, gamekeeper’s rearing pheasants or shepherds was “the only good ones a dead one”, so it's a great pleasure to find that a generation of research hints at non-lethal control actually working, writes David Macdonald in ... Read full story


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WildCRU Diploma alumnus, Girma Eshete Genbere, successfully completes his PhD at Leiden University

September 13, 2017

Girma Eshete Genbere, a member of the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme, and a graduate of the WildCRU’s Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice, successfully defended his thesis at Leiden University on Monday 5th of September. Girma’s  research is part of an innovative collaboration between the prestigious Dutch university and the WildCRU. In his ... Read full story


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Ximena Velez-Liendo gives TEDx talk

September 13, 2017

Ximena Velez-Liendo, gave a TEDx talk at the TEDx El Molino event on 6th September, entitled 'A walk around the world, and why saving bears is worth it', about her 18 years promoting Andean bear conservation. The talk was about her long journey, the ecology, biology, evolution of the bear, why is such a ... Read full story


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Give a dog a bad name

September 12, 2017

Peoples’ perceptions of wildlife may or may not be right, but they are the basis of their actions, writes David Macdonald in reporting on a new study of predator conflict in Iran, led by WildCRU doctoral student Mohammad Farhadinia. Mohammad has led a trail-blazing study of Persian leopards, beautiful cats that share their habitat with wolves. ... Read full story



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