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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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WildCRU alumnus featured in BBC Wildlife Magazine

January 11, 2018

WildCRU alumnus Carly Pettett, who studied UK hedgehogs for her doctoral thesis, spoke to BBC Wildlife Magazine about the potential interplay between badgers and hedgehog population numbers. Used with the kind permission Discover Wildlife: discover more at http://www.discoverwildlife.com


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Ruaha Carnivore Project update October-November 2017

December 20, 2017

The latest update from our Ruaha Carnivore Project, run by WildCRU’s Dr Amy Dickman is now available. RCP Report October-November 2017 (PDF, 1.8 MB)


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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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Tits help reveal the private lives of bats

December 21, 2017

They might all look the same to the untrained eye, but the different species of small insectivorous bats living in Wytham Woods have distinct life histories. More than a decade of study by WildCRU’s Wytham Bat Project, led by the strictly nocturnal Dr Dani Linton, reveals that survival rates of Natterer’s, Daubenton’s and Long-eared bats ... Read full story


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Waterways and Wildlife

December 5, 2017

From hidden underwater wildlife to the brilliant blue of a kingfisher, and the quintessential sight and sound of dragonflies to the glimpse of a bat foraging over the water at dusk, canals and rivers are enjoyed for their unique and treasured biodiversity.  Following on from the success of WildCRU’s Wildlife and Farming handbook,  WildCRU’s ... Read full story



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