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The Oxford Real Farming Conference 2018 – David Macdonald speaks as part of a panel on biodiversity

February 6, 2018

A new study from German nature reserves reveals a 75% decline in flying insects over the past 27 years. What’s the reason? What are the implications – for farming and the food supply, for humanity, and for the biosphere? What can be done? Why should we care? Chair: Sarah Woods (writer, narrative artist, Wales Green Hero). Speakers: ... Read full story


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Search for world’s greatest conservation scientists: David Macdonald, founding Director of Oxford’s WildCRU named as global finalist for lifetime Award for Conservation Excellence

February 6, 2018

Conservation Scientist David Macdonald Nominee for Prestigious Honour David Macdonald, Oxford University’s first Professor of Wildlife Conservation, is accustomed to his work being in the limelight. The BBC TV documentary about his doctoral thesis, The Night of the Fox, was a finalist for a BAFTA award, his work on meerkats in the Kalahari led to another ... Read full story


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WildCRU researchers uncover international online trade in lizard penis for use in tantric rituals…

January 25, 2018

Spear headed by WildCRU, and published in the scientific journal Oryx today, a joint Indian/British team of investigators and scientists have uncovered a major international fraud where Monitor lizard hemipenis (male sexual organs) are being deliberately passed off as Tantric plant roots to unwitting customers via major online retailers including amazon, ebay, Alibaba, Snapdeal and etsy ... Read full story


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Newly Revised Farming & Wildlife Handbook

February 6, 2018

WildCRU are delighted to have partnered with Agricology to share Ruth Feber and David Macdonald’s newly revised conservation handbook for farmers. Between now and the end of May, Agricology will be publicising chapters from the handbook - an exciting opportunity to reach the wider farming community! Wildlife and Farming: Managing for Nature on ... Read full story


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Heron Allen Lecture 2018 – Friday, 2nd March

February 2, 2018

Wolves, Lions, Social Justice and the Ethics of Conservation Professor John Vucetich John Vucetich is Professor of population ecology at the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences at Michigan Technological University and Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow hosted by WildCRU.... Read full story


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Ruaha Carnivore Project update December-January 2018

January 17, 2018

The latest update from our Ruaha Carnivore Project, run by WildCRU’s Dr Amy Dickman is now available. RCP Report December-January 2018 (PDF, 1.5 MB)



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