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The New York Times reports ‘The Ghost Dogs of the Amazon Get a Bit Less Mysterious’

May 13, 2020

Research on the the Amazon's only endemic canid, the short-eared dog, has been published in Royal Society Open Science by Daniel Rocha who worked on this study while he was a student on the Recanati-Kaplan Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice. The paper was co-authored by Dr Cedric Tan Professor and David Macdonald. The ... Read full story


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Toolkit for supporting conservation decision makers in Sabah, Borneo

April 28, 2020

The final installment from a series of videos from WildCRU's Clouded Leopard Programme summarises findings that were published in Biological Conservation.   Changes in land use cover are the main drivers of global biodiversity loss and are a major threat to the Sunda clouded leopards that inhabit the state of Sabah ... Read full story


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A remarkable paper led by Julius Bright Ross delves into WildCRU’s 32-year long badger demographic data

April 15, 2020

Having devoted 32 years to gathering data on the births, deaths, and marriages of badgers in Oxfordshire, it has been exciting to see a pay-off to our doggedness, writes David Macdonald in celebration of a remarkable paper led by Julius Bright Ross.  Julius, a talented doctoral student who arrived at WildCRU from Easter Island via ... Read full story


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How Prides of Lion Researchers are Evolving to be Interdisciplinary

May 4, 2020

A new Special Issue on the interdisciplinary dimensions of research on human-lion conflict has just been published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. WildCRU congratulates the editors, and enjoys a special link with their accomplishment: Professor Robert Montgomery is a Research Associate at WildCRU, Professor Matt Hayward was until recently the Assessor of our ... Read full story


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Toolkit for supporting conservation decision makers in Myanmar

April 21, 2020

Optimizing the trade-off between development goals and conservation is essential to minimize the effects of rapid land use change on biodiversity. In our third short video in a series from WildCRU’s Clouded Leopard Programme, we present an analysis of the impact of major international development on clouded leopard population connectivity, landscape dynamics and genetic diversity ... Read full story


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WildCRU’s Adjany Costa appointed as Angola’s Minister of Culture, Tourism and the Environment

April 15, 2020

David Macdonald congratulates Adjany Costa and reflects that almost every WildCRU graduate student for the last thirty years has aspired to use their understanding of nature and its process to inform policy and influence government. None, however, has accomplished this, or even dreamt of accomplishing it, with the speed and aplomb of Adjany Costa. ... Read full story



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