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Ruaha Carnivore Project Annual Report 2019

November 24, 2020

Despite some delays during this extremely challenging year, we are thrilled that the 2019 Annual Report for our Ruaha Carnivore Project is finally out. This project, led by Dr Amy Dickman works to conserve large carnivore populations in critical landscapes in southern Tanzania, in ways that ensure local communities are truly engaged and empowered ... Read full story


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Divergent Wildlife Conservation Perspectives in Africa

November 4, 2020

In African wildlife conservation, most documented experiences are from southern and south-eastern Africa; countries with well developed ‘wildlife industries’. Their voices and perspectives are dominant, but a new paper in Nature Ecology and Evolution presents divergent perspectives from West, Central and the Horn of Africa. WildCRU’s Hans Bauer and Claudio Sillero, in ... Read full story


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Endangered tiger population in ground-breaking population modelling study

November 3, 2020

By David Macdonald Tigers are in dire straits, with prospects for the Indochinese subspecies among the most dire of all. This is why I want to spotlight the work of Eric Ash for leading research on one of the few known breeding sites for the subspecies anywhere in the world. Eric Ash, a doctoral student at Wildlife ... Read full story


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A urine test for badgers, and beyond

November 19, 2020

Once upon a time field ecologists needed only a pair of Wellington boots and some binoculars to peep into the private lives of their subjects – times change and after 35 years WildCRU’s long-term study of badgers relies on ever more sophisticated techniques to untangle their social lives. Insofar as these badgers have been ... Read full story


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From ‘big catch’ to ‘national treasure’ how to use a positive brand association to save an endangered species

November 4, 2020

Nyein Zaw Ko was inspired to create the “Save Irrawaddy Dolphin” Campaign from his online learning experience with Dr Cedric Tan on WildCRU's eLearning Wildlife Conservation Course 2020. From man-eater shark to adorable giant panda, the fate of a species can sometimes be inextricably linked to its public image. While flagship species with undeniable charisma and positive ... Read full story


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Celebrating WildCRU’s Lovemore Sibanda succeeding in the two habitats that make a rising conservation star

October 19, 2020

The modern conservationist has to be at home in various habitats: so we celebrate Lovemore Sibanda transitioning effortlessly between two in which he excels. Lovemore, having completed his doctoral thesis and viva has migrated back to Hwange National Park, and the village communities whose relationships with lions were the meat of his thesis. Lovemore ... Read full story



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