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Ruaha Carnivore Project update March to April 2018

June 21, 2018

The latest update from our Ruaha Carnivore Project, run by WildCRU’s Dr Amy Dickman is now available. RCP Report March-April 2018 (PDF, 2.9 MB)

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Large fenced reserves an effective way to bring wolves back to Scotland

June 14, 2018

David Macdonald led the WildCRU component of a team including the Universities of Sussex and Kent, that indicates that for wolves to be effective at directly reducing red deer numbers and allowing nature to recover in the Scottish Highlands they may need to be reintroduced to very large fenced reserve. A fenced area, which would also ... Read full story

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Dinder, a forgotten corner of African wilderness

June 5, 2018

In 2016, an expedition led by WildCRU’s Dr Hans Bauer  ‘discovered’ a lion population in a transboundary ecosystem with two National Parks, Dinder (Sudan) and Alatash (Ethiopia). Those lions had been protected by authorities and communities for a long time; they simply went unnoticed by the international community due to its remoteness and few visitors. ... Read full story

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WildCRU Research Fellow lauded at ZSL awards

June 18, 2018

We all congratulate Mark Stanley-Price, a current member of WildCRU, and Susan Cheyne, one of our distinguished former members for the awards they received at ZSL. Mark has devoted much of his professional life to reintroductions, whereas Susan devotes hers to gibbons. We are so proud of their achievements and their association ... Read full story

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How international treaties can help lions

June 12, 2018

Lions are, collectively, in trouble. Recent estimates suggest populations of wild lions in Africa have fallen below 30,000 in number. In an ongoing collaboration with legal researchers Arie Trouwborst and Melissa Lewis at Tilburg Law School, researchers at WildCRU have been asking how international treaties can help to save the species. In ... Read full story

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Ending fur trade in the UK

May 31, 2018

Ahead of next week’s parliamentary debate over the importation of fur into the UK, WildCRU’s Dr Sandra Baker joins animal behaviour professionals and vets in signing a letter to Michael Gove in support of a ban. Other signatories include Chris Packham and Dr Jane Goodall. Read about it in The Independent and in a letter ... Read full story

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