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Researchers from WildCRU conducted the first ever study of the clouded leopard diet

July 27, 2022

Despite numerous studies on the clouded leopard, no previous study determined their diet, primarily because clouded leopards don’t typically defecate along trails to mark their territory, which is a common behavior in most other felid species, so their scats (i.e., droppings) are rarely round. Clouded leopards are the smallest of the big cats (i.e., Pantherinae), ... Read full story


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Hans Bauer writes for The Conversation

June 29, 2022

The UK All Parliamentary Group on Banning Trophy Hunting presented its report to the secretary of state for the environment, George Eustice, on 29 June. The group interviewed our lion researcher Hans Bauer, who edited his deposition in an opinion piece for The Conversation. Hans explains what trophy hunting is, shares his view that ... Read full story


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Estimating the impact of farmland management on invertebrate welfare

June 24, 2022

In a new project with the Wild Animal Initiative, Ruth Feber and Paul Johnson will explore a model to quanitfy wild insect health and wellbeing. Wild Animal Welfare news - June 16, 2022 - Written by Amy Klarup: "In the fields and hedgerows of a working farm five miles from the University of ... Read full story


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Badger genome created from WildCRU’s study animals in Wytham Woods

July 20, 2022

WildCRU’s Badger Project has proven invaluable in collecting a wealth of fundamental ecological data for over 30 years, and now, with a new reference genome available, we will be able to answer further questions about population biology and the evolution of badgers. For example, we are investigating whether early-life adversity affects individual badgers in later ... Read full story


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The lucky survivor thrives – News from the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme

June 27, 2022

Exciting news from the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme as they discover that the world’s first rehabilitated Ethiopian wolf, Terefe, has not only recovered from a life-threatening injury and found a new home in the wild but has formed his own pack. Ethiopean wolf news - June 27, 2022 - written by Rian Harris: "In the hills ... Read full story


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New study taps into existing data to reveal multi-species habitat associations in Africa’s largest TFCA

June 24, 2022

Over the years, WildCRU has amassed an impressive range of data thanks to the hard work of our field teams across the world. Although many of these datasets are collected with a specific study or analysis in mind, our researchers are also constantly thinking of new ways to explore research questions using the data that ... Read full story



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