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British Hedgehog Preservation Society funds important research to improve the treatment of sick hedgehogs

February 3, 2023

2023 is off to a brilliant start as the British Hedgehog Preservation Society commits to a research grant for Dr Sophie Lund Rasmussen, also known as Dr Hedgehog, our resident hedgehog specialist at WildCRU. Dr Sophie Lund Rasmussen will lead a comprehensive and important study on the microbiomes of European hedgehogs in the UK ... Read full story


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A Dog’s Life

January 18, 2023

The study of wild canids has always been at the heart of WildCRU’s endeavour. From the smallest to the largest, be them solitary or gregarious, versatile or specialist, across many biomes and continents, we have been there, watching them closely. Wild canids are the most widespread carnivores on the planet, thriving in the least ... Read full story


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Anthropogenic edge effects and aging errors by hunters can affect the sustainability of lion trophy hunting

January 12, 2023

Trophy hunting of African lions to generate revenue and protect wildlife habitat is widely practiced, with valid scientific and ethical arguments for and against the practice. Research, published in Scientific Reports this week, evaluates current lion trophy hunting strategies in the context of other risk factors using an individual based population model. Findings of ... Read full story


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How Cats Share a Forest

January 19, 2023

Our third short film on SEAsia research features a recently published open access article: https://www.mdpi.com/1384188 Investigating Carnivore Guild Structure: Spatial and Temporal Relationships amongst Threatened Felids in Myanmar by Pyae Phyoe Kyaw, David W. Macdonald, Ugyen Penjor, Saw Htun, Hla Naing, Dawn Burnham, Żaneta Kaszta, and Samuel A. Cushman. In ... Read full story


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Protecting the last Living Wild Yaks of Nepal, a TED x talk by Naresh Kusi

January 16, 2023

In this talk, our diploma alumnus Naresh Kusi speaks about one of the endangered species "Wild Yak". The future of wild yaks of Nepal is in the hands of people who strive to work on the ground to prevent the species from going truly extinct.... Read full story


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Something in the wind: the influence of wind speed and direction on African lion movement behavior

January 12, 2023

Many species rely on their sense of smell to find food, communicate, and to avoid danger. Some animals actively search for odours in the environment to gain information on the presence of prey or potential mates. However, this search behaviour is energetically costly as an animal needs to move from one location to another to ... Read full story



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