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Land use and biodiversity conservation highlighted in two new WildCRU book chapters

April 23, 2019

WildCRU’s Ruth Feber, Paul Johnson and David Macdonald are delighted to have contributed chapters to two ground-breaking books, published this spring. In the first of these, “The Science Beneath Organic Production”, (edited by David Atkinson and Christine Watson), experts explore the cultural context of food production and examine the historical aspects, ... Read full story


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Dr Sandra Baker presents at animal welfare conference

April 3, 2019

WildCRU’s Dr Sandra Baker spoke at the Wild Animal Welfare Committee conference in Edinburgh on 27th March. The conference theme was Who are the guardians of wild animal welfare? In her presentation, Sandra revealed surprising gaps and inconsistencies in the UK trapping legislation and presented three case studies on how human behaviour might be influenced to ... Read full story


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Corridors, Connectivity & Landscape Modelling – KAZA TFCA

February 28, 2019

WildCRU's Landscape Ecology team led by Dr Samuel Cushman and Dr Zaneta Kastza, together with the Trans Kalahari Predator Programme team, have recently hosted workshops in Botswana and Zimbabwe with relevant stakeholders and colleagues in conservation, landscape planning and development. Across Africa, growing human and livestock populations are driving an increased demand for resources and conversion of ... Read full story


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Effects of publication bias on conservation planning

April 15, 2019

We may be able to see everywhere, but we don't know everything:  David Macdonald reports on a remarkable study led by WildCRU's Raffael Hickisch which reveals an all-too-conscious bias in where wildlife is studied. Raffael, an alumnus of WildCRU's Recanati-Kaplan Centre's Postgraduate Diploma in International  Wildlife Conservation Practice, has spent years working with ... Read full story


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WildCRU to co-host 2020 International Conference on Human-wildlife Conflict and Coexistence

March 7, 2019

Dr Alexandra Zimmermann, Chair of the IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force, and WildCRU Director Professor David Macdonald are pleased to announce that we will be co-organising an international conference on human-wildlife conflict and coexistence in Oxford in April 2020, together with IUCN and the Global Wildlife Program of the World Bank. The ... Read full story


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Dr. Cedric Tan awarded Social Impact Award from the Division

February 19, 2019

For his work to influence the conservation decision to protect the habitat of clouded leopards at Ulu Muda forest, Dr. Cedric Tan has been awarded the Social Impact Award from the Mathematics, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS) Division. The MPLS Impact Awards aim to foster and raise awareness of impact and prepare the ground for the ... Read full story



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