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‘Lockdown Walks’ with WildCRU’s Tanesha Allen

September 25, 2020

Take a walk on the wildside with WildCRU’s Tanesha Allen and, almost, meet a badger. Tanesha has submitted her doctorate on olfactory communication in badgers, and is using her experience to introduce a wider public to badgerology. This is part of a new Oxford Sparks video series, featuring six ... Read full story


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WildCRU’s eLearning Wildlife Conservation Course piles up successes

September 14, 2020

The eLearning Wildlife Conservation Course (eWCC) conceived by the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit and directed by our treasured alumnus Dr. Cedric Tan has enjoyed numerous   successes, and it’s time to celebrate another. One of our students, Nyein Zaw Ko (eWCC alumni 2020) is the founder of Nature Advocacy and the director of “Save ... Read full story


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Ensuring conservation policy incorporates social and ecological complexities: lessons from Kenya and game meat

August 20, 2020

WildCRU’s Peter Tyrrell writes from Kenya Two years ago, the Kenyan Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife called for public comment on a potential policy change. The government was considering the reintroduction of the trade and sale of meat and other products from wildlife (trophy hunting was not considered). Following these calls for public participation, we assembled ... Read full story


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Mongabay reports on WildCRU’s Liz Campbell’s work on Atlas Golden Wolves

September 23, 2020

Research on Morocco’s little known canid, the African Golden Wolf, has been featured in an article published in Mongabay. The article features the Atlas Golden Wolf Project led by WildCRU's Liz Campbell. "Howling in the dark: Shining a light on a newly remembered wolf IFRANE NATIONAL PARK, Morocco — As he guides his flock of sheep home through ... Read full story


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Wildcats in the Swiss Jura learn lessons from WildCRU’s studies in Scotland: the risk of hybridization between domestic cats and European wildcats

September 14, 2020

There may be more than one way to skin a cat, but hybridisation leads to only one outcome, writes David Macdonald in celebrating a new paper led by Claudio Quilodran Venegas: I have been involved in researching wildcat biology, and their conservation, in Scotland for over twenty years. While the analyses of hybridisation with domestic ... Read full story


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Enumerating wild cats’ population over time: providing reliable measurement of small-medium sized wild cats population dynamics for better conservation interventions and policy

August 13, 2020

WildCRU’s Iding Haidir writes from Sumatra Wildlife conservation is a collective effort of many stakeholders. It comprises of conservation researchers and scientists works that i.e. assesses conservation states of species or habitats through conducting population estimate of a species or multi species in particular region or at global scale. Secondly, wildlife/national park managers who work ... Read full story



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