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The crude aphorism has it that money talks, but according to an Opinion piece just published by John Vucetich and David Macdonald, it doesn’t talk loudly enough to deliver carnivore conservation

August 15, 2017

Professor Vucetich, a Visiting Scientist at WildCRU, and David are keenly aware that there are circumstances where wildlife can pay its own way, and that these credits to the balance sheet are very important to conservation. However, they argue that there are, and indeed need to be, other motives if, specifically carnivores, are to be ... Read full story


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A cultural conscience for conservation?

August 4, 2017

If I had a pound (even a penny) for every time …… might be the refrain of  grumpy old men, but think how grumpy you’d be if you were a lion, writes David Macdonald, reporting on a new WildCRU paper led by Caroline Good, WildCRU’s Recanati-Kaplan post-doctoral fellow in Art and Conservation. After all, since ... Read full story


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David Macdonald and Andrew Loveridge on what really happened to Xanda

August 2, 2017

Dr Andrew Loveridge, head of the Trans Kalahari Predator Programme, who personally collared Xanda, and Professor David Macdonald spoke with Joe Shute of the Telegraph to explain the true story of what happened to Xanda the lion, and the effects of African trophy hunting. Read the article at the Telegraph website here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/really-happened-xanda-son-cecil-lion/


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Why we need trees outside woods

August 15, 2017

Trees outside woods, such as copses, hedgerows, scattered and urban trees, provide multiple ecosystem services and are incredibly important in today’s human dominated and fragmented landscapes. Yet they face a variety of threats, and optimal management is required to meet the needs of both people and wildlife. WildCRU’s Dr Ruth Feber has been working with ... Read full story


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Ruaha Carnivore Project update June-July 2017

August 2, 2017

The latest update from our Ruaha Carnivore Project, run by WildCRU’s Dr Amy Dickman is now available. RCP Report June-July 2017 (PDF, 1.5MB)


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EWCP Annual Report April 2017

August 1, 2017

The Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme is a partnership of WildCRU with the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority established in 1995. With a global population of fewer than 500 animals perching on the Roof of Africa and threatened by habitat loss and disease Ethiopian wolves are Africa’s most threatened carnivore. Read about our work in the latest EWCP ... Read full story



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