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Geoffroy’s cat reveal all

July 27, 2018

Cats may have nine lives, but who knows because most of the 37 or so species of Felid are so secretive that biologists know next to nothing about even one of their lives, writes David Macdonald. This was true about South America’s Geoffroy’s cat until Flavia Tirelli got to work on them. From the distinguished ... Read full story


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Kalahari Cheetahs – adaptions to an arid region

July 18, 2018

In 2017 Gus and Margaret Mills published ‘Kalahari Cheetahs – adaptions to an arid region’. WildCRU is immensely proud to be associated with this highly praised publication. The book is now available in paperback through Oxford University Press. Reviews "The first word of the first chapter of this magnificent monograph is 'adaptation'. One needs read no ... Read full story


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Moreangels Mbizah represents Oxford at its best

July 3, 2018

Moreangels Mbizah represents Oxford at its best – finding, and nurturing, talent from wherever it may come, writes David Macdonald in celebration at the new National Geographic film about WildCRU’s Moreangels. In her case, that talent was found in Zimbabwe and, fired by relentless dedication and the inspiration of nature, it propelled her from rural ... Read full story


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Voluntary Trap Approval Scheme

July 24, 2018

Dr Sandra Baker has proposed a Voluntary Trap Approval scheme for unregulated spring traps, to end double standards in spring trap welfare. And now the government’s Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is getting on board. Spring traps are legally required in the UK to meet approval standards in tests conducted by the APHA. However ... Read full story


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Date Announced for Conservation Geopolitics Forum 2018

July 16, 2018

The WildCRU Forum on Conservation Geopolitics: developing conversations across disciplines Save the Date 19th - 22nd March 2019 Worcester College, Oxford   Wildlife is threatened by challenges that are global in scale. These challenges are influenced by geopolitical relationships between countries, and their multiple, sometimes conflicting but often overlapping interests. Understanding and addressing the role of geopolitics in wildlife ... Read full story


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The impact of habitat and tourist abundance on cheetah cub survival

June 26, 2018

New research from Kenya shows that both open habitat and the number of tourists could have a negative impact on the number of cubs that survive to independence. The study was carried out by WildCRU’s Femke Broekhuis in the Maasai Mara using over four years of data on individually recognised cheetahs. Cheetahs have experienced drastic ... Read full story



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