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New light flashed on the little known endangered cats of Sumatra’s dark forests: a camera trapping study of clouded leopards and golden cats.

September 20, 2018

Studying invisible animals takes time but turns out to be worth it, reflects David Macdonald as WildCRU and collaborators publish the findings of a remarkable study of Sunda clouded leopards in Sumatra. Its getting towards a decade since I decided to expand our long-term study of clouded leopards in Sabah not only throughout Borneo but ... Read full story


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Training at WildCRU: Gems from the cutting room floor

September 12, 2018

In September, David Macdonald was nominated for the Award for Conservation Excellence (ACE) and the organisers commissioned a 4-minute film to promote his nomination (you can see that film on David's web page here: https://www.wildcru.org/members/professor-david-macdonald-cbe-dsc-frse/). The cameraman, Cody Altizer, felt there was masses of interest in the unused material and, being excited by the ... Read full story


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WildCRU’s Peter Coals, normally focused on trade in lion bones, offers some reflections on his personal encounters with Sengis

September 5, 2018

Beneath the feet of immediately recognisable WildCRU African study subjects, such as lions, leopards, antelopes, and elephants, scurry altogether less familiar creatures. The small mammals are no less fascinating than their larger relatives and what they lack in stature they make up for in mystery. Since 2010 I have been interested in, and intermittently worked ... Read full story


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WildCRU Conservation Geopolitics Forum

September 18, 2018

3 WEEKS LEFT TO SUBMIT PAPER / POSTER ABSTRACTS 19th - 22nd March 2019, Oxford, UK Wildlife is threatened by challenges that are global in scale. These challenges are influenced by geopolitical relationships between countries, and their multiple, sometimes conflicting but often overlapping interests. Understanding and addressing the role of geopolitics in wildlife conservation requires diverse forms ... Read full story


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Evidence, at least when supported by a vocal public voice, can influence policy and politics, writes David Macdonald

September 10, 2018

Efforts to ban logging at Ulu Muda forest reserve, one of our clouded leopard study sites (in Malaysia) have been successful and WildCRU’s research played a significant role in this achievement. Last year, WildCRU led the creation of the “Saving Ulu Muda” video to inform the wider public of the importance of Ulu Muda as ... Read full story


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Conservation Asia 2018

August 23, 2018

Mainstreaming Conservation in a Changing Asia Between the 6th - 10th August the American University of Central Asia hosted The Fifth Regional Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology Asia Section, 'Mainstreaming Conservation in a Changing Asia'. In attendance were three delegates from WildCRU who were invited to present their research.... Read full story



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