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Exploring the social acceptability of trophy hunting

February 16, 2024

Fierce international debates rage over whether trophy hunting is socially acceptable, especially when people from the Global North hunt well-known animals in sub-Saharan Africa. But how much do we really know about how acceptable or unacceptable members of the public perceive trophy hunting to be? And are some forms of hunting less acceptable or more ... Read full story

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Oxford-led paper exploring impacts of wildlife trade bans wins Unjournal research prize

January 30, 2024

A recent paper led by WildCRU Research Associate Takahiro Kubo, with Diogo Verissimo and co-authors has come first in The Unjournal’s “Impactful Research Prizes”. Entitled “Banning wildlife trade can boost demand”, the work provides evidence that trade bans on some threatened species may increase demand for other non-banned species. With reference to ... Read full story

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Cumulative conservation impact – WildCRU Diploma alumni news  

January 25, 2024

WildCRU’s Diploma in International Conservation Practice gives conservation biologists and practitioners, often from less developed countries, invaluable skills to increase the impact of their work. Since the course’s establishment in 2009, alumni from nearly 50 different countries have furthered their studies, authored publications, won awards, gained prestigious positions and contributed significantly to global conservation efforts.... Read full story

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Identifying and protecting key wildlife corridors in KAZA

February 7, 2024

The Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) is one of the world’s largest Transfrontier Conservation Initiatives, spanning 520 000 square kilometres across Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, Angola and Zimbabwe. For conservation purposes, this region is divided into 6 key Wildlife Dispersal Areas (WDAs), with the aim of improving sustainable livelihood opportunities and ... Read full story

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Understanding consumer preferences in Singapore’s shark fin trade

January 26, 2024

Sharks and rays are among the world’s most threatened species, primarily due to overfishing - some of which is driven by the shark fin market. To date, fisheries and trade regulations have often not resulted in positive conservation outcomes for threatened sharks and rays. Therefore, more avenues need to be explored to reduce consumer demand ... Read full story

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The Oxford Pakistan Programme and WildCRU Diploma collaborate

January 19, 2024

The Oxford Pakistan Programme (OPP) has teamed up with WildCRU to offer funding for postgraduate study and training on wildlife conservation practices to talented Pakistani origin conservationists. The OPP and WildCRU's joint initiative will see an OPP-WildCRU Scholar supported at Oxford each year. The inaugural OPP-WildCRU Scholar, Bilal Mustafa ... Read full story

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