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Ethical wildlife control

May 31, 2018

WildCRU’s Dr Sandra Baker was a co-author on a now highly-cited paper, International consensus principles for ethical wildlife control (Dubois, S., et al. 2017. Conservation Biology 31(4): 753-760). The team have now produced the following infographic summarising in images the findings of the paper. Click ... Read full story


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Are water voles at risk from development? WildCRU research questions efficacy of mitigation technique.

May 30, 2018

The water vole, immortalised as ‘Ratty’ in Kenneth Grahams’ Wind in the Willows was formerly a common sight on waterways throughout mainland Britain. However, catastrophic declines due to predation from invasive American mink combined with habitat loss and fragmentation have resulted in the water vole now being considered one of Britain’s most endangered wild mammals. ... Read full story


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Andean Bear Project Awarded Darwin Initiative Grant

May 25, 2018

A Darwin Initiative grant has been awarded to a project run by Chester Zoo, in collaboration with WildCRU, for its work on human-wildlife conflict, working with communities for the conservation of Andean bears in Bolivia. Developed by Chester Zoo in partnership with WildCRU and Bolivian NGO PROMETA, the Andean bear project is working towards human-bear ... Read full story


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Wildlife Conservation Course 2018 – A Magical Journey

May 31, 2018

Dark forces seep into the enchanted forest. This awakes the mythical creatures, some cast their spells for protection, others attack with their magic while some succumb to the evil temptation. This may sound like a scene from Harry Potter, but it’s actually the story for a conservation education ... Read full story


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The Okavango Delta Carnivore Survey

May 25, 2018

Part of Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, the Trans-Kalahari Predator Programme, has been operating in Botswana since 2013. Our main focus is the conservation of large carnivores, with a special focus on African lions. Our objectives are two-fold: we aim to conserve carnivores at a local scale by providing practical solutions for ... Read full story


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Ecosystem and Habitat Management: Research, Policy and Practice

May 16, 2018

“Ecosystem and Habitat Management: Research, Policy and Practice” was the theme of a recent and highly successful Association of Applied Biologists’ (AAB’s) two-day conference at the University of Worcester. Topics covered included habitat restoration, rewilding, invasive species management, agri-environment schemes and ecosystem services delivery, and there were excellent talks from many speakers, including George Peterken, ... Read full story



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