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What Effects STDs Can Have on the Population Dynamics of a Wild Mammal?

August 22, 2018

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) may not be the topic of polite conversation, but nobody can emerge from the modern school curriculum without knowing that STDs are highly infectious, easily spread and can, like genital herpes, have severe consequences on male fertility and female’s ability to bear children. If this is the situation amongst humans, one ... Read full story


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Dr Alan Rabinowitz

August 8, 2018

The WildCRU adds its voice to the many mourning the death of Alan Rabinowitz, https://www.panthera.org/statement-life-and-legacy-panthera-founder-and-renowned-conservationist-dr-alan-rabinowitz, to some of us a close personal friend and lifelong colleague, to all of us an inspiration. As CEO and co-founder of Panthera, with whom WildCRU enjoys a close partnership in cat conservation, Alan was a loyal supporter of our ... Read full story


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Voluntary Trap Approval Scheme

July 24, 2018

Dr Sandra Baker has proposed a Voluntary Trap Approval scheme for unregulated spring traps, to end double standards in spring trap welfare. And now the government’s Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is getting on board. Spring traps are legally required in the UK to meet approval standards in tests conducted by the APHA. However ... Read full story


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First oral vaccination campaign for Ethiopian wolves

August 22, 2018

Oral vaccination protects Africa’s most endangered carnivore Over the past month, a team from the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme (EWCP) implemented the first oral vaccination campaign to pre-empt outbreaks of rabies among Ethiopian wolves, the world’s most endangered canid, in their stronghold in the Bale Mountains of southern Ethiopia. This is turning point in the plight ... Read full story


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Geoffroy’s cat reveal all

July 27, 2018

Cats may have nine lives, but who knows because most of the 37 or so species of Felid are so secretive that biologists know next to nothing about even one of their lives, writes David Macdonald. This was true about South America’s Geoffroy’s cat until Flavia Tirelli got to work on them. From the distinguished ... Read full story


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Kalahari Cheetahs – adaptions to an arid region

July 18, 2018

In 2017 Gus and Margaret Mills published ‘Kalahari Cheetahs – adaptions to an arid region’. WildCRU is immensely proud to be associated with this highly praised publication. The book is now available in paperback through Oxford University Press. Reviews "The first word of the first chapter of this magnificent monograph is 'adaptation'. One needs read no ... Read full story



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