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WildCRU statement about trophy hunting debate

October 26, 2019

The Wildlife Conservation Research Unit’s (WildCRU) mission is to achieve practical solutions to conservation problems through original scientific research. This mission is delivered by the meticulous work of a diverse group of scientists, with varied professional expertise and differing views, united in a community of scientific debate guided by evidence. WildCRU receives financial support from ... Read full story


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WildCRU Academic Visitor, Dr Vivienne Williams, enjoys productive visit to All Souls

October 17, 2019

Dr Vivienne Williams, lead author of WildCRU/TRAFFIC original report on the lion bone trade, which has sparked a developing literature on the topic (largely written by WildCRU researchers https://www.wildcru.org/research/lion-bones/), was awarded a visiting Fellowship by Africans for Oxford. As a result Viv spent a very productive summer, resident at All Souls College, analysing ... Read full story


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Wildlife Conservation Course 2019 – Game of Thrones – Kigali, Rwanda

October 7, 2019

From the Kingdom of Westeros, we hear about the storms of swords, a clash of kings, and even a dance with dragons. Steering clear of the fantasy and the action, we are left with something obvious: Man-made conflicts that leave the world exposed to larger threats. Then arouse a conservation course that equips fearless conservationists ... Read full story


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‘Research Spotlight’ on WildCRU DPhil student, Tanesha Allen

October 18, 2019

Lanisha Butterfield writes for the The University of Oxford's Science Blog: Research Spotlight: Amazing people at Oxford who you should know about Black female scientists have historically borne the brunt of both racial and gender biases in their fields, and in a white male dominated industry like the sciences, their achievements can at times go unsung. These adverse ... Read full story


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Darem the Lion Defender

October 16, 2019

Improving local awareness of wildlife and its conservation is a key element of WildCRU’s work across the world. In Tanzania’s Ruaha landscape, our Ruaha Carnivore Project has developed a storybook about a boy called Darem from the Barabaig tribe, showing how he works with the project to help protect carnivores and empower his local ... Read full story


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Amy Dickman speaks at the UN

September 26, 2019

WildCRU is proud to see Amy Dickman, our Kaplan Senior Research Fellow, speaking so compellingly in favour of lion conservation. View the video here. Asked what was needed, Amy cited a paper in which a group of us estimated that $1bn per annum was needed to support the protected areas where lions still exist (read ... Read full story



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