All News

news story image

Endangered Ethiopian wolf pups born in recovering grasslands

January 28, 2022

Since its inception, WildCRU’s Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme has been dedicated to saving the endangered Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis) from extinction, and protecting its Afroalpine home. Found only in a few isolated mountain enclaves in Ethiopia, the 500 or so remaining wolves face overwhelming pressure from habitat loss and the spread of disease by ... Read full story

news story image

Groundbreaking results published in Nature: mecC-MRSA was present in hedgehogs long before the discovery of antibiotics!

January 5, 2022

The discovery of antibiotics more than 80 years ago has led to significant improvements in human and animal health. But every time a new antibiotic was put into use, the bacteria quickly responded by becoming resistant. Therefore, until now, it has been assumed that resistance in disease-causing bacteria is a modern phenomenon driven by clinical ... Read full story

news story image

WildCRU’s Dr Hedgehog receives honorary award

December 31, 2021

We are proud to announce that WildCRU’s own hedgehog expert, Dr Sophie Lund Rasmussen, has received the honorary award Fru Hedevig Quiding’s Grant for her devotedness and endeavor to the protection of hedgehogs. The scholarship is granted to "dedicated women who have sacrificed their time and efforts to protect and help defenseless animals". With this much ... Read full story

news story image

Promoting coexistence between humans and lions, the effectiveness of the Long Shields Programme in limiting livestock depredation by lions in northwestern Zimbabwe

January 12, 2022

A study led by WildCRU’s Dr Lovemore Sibanda recently published in Oryx international Journal, assessed the long-term efficacy of the Long Shields Community Guardians programme, part of the Trans-Kalahari Predator Programme: a community-based initiative in northwestern Zimbabwe that seeks to protect livestock and prevent depredation by lions through non-lethal means (e.g., chasing lions), ... Read full story

news story image

Success in Patagonia

January 4, 2022

More exciting news, writes David Macdonald, who has recently heard from WildCRU alumna Dr. Laura Fasola, known as Lali. Lali was part of the WildCRU team during her PhD studies of the interactions between endangered Southern River otter and the invasive American mink in Argentinean Patagonia (2005-2008). Thereafter she remained as WidCRU’s expert in ... Read full story

news story image

Human Dimensions of Bat Conservation – 10 recommendations to improve and diversify studies of human-bat interactions

December 17, 2021

As with any species, human-bat interactions can range from positive to neutral to negative. For some, the spectacle of a cloud of bats darkening the sky as they emerge from their roost can bring awe and joy. For others, bats in their roof might be a nuisance, and bats in an orchard can bring ... Read full story

«Return to News & Events