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Wonderful photos from WildCRU’s Hwange Lion Project on display at New York’s prestigious Anastasia Gallery: take a look on-line, writes David Macdonald

April 13, 2016

Followers of the Cecil episode and, more broadly, WildCRU’s 16 years of work on the lions of Hwange National Park and the adjoining KAZA landscape have come to know about our team, led by Dr Andy Loveridge and myself, and will have been thrilled by photos depicting our lions, many taken on the project by ... Read full story


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David Macdonald explains the thinking behind a new WildCRU paper on camera-trapping

April 11, 2016

Camera-trapping is one of those things that sounds simple in principle, but turns out to be rather tricky in practice. The idea is straightforward: position an automated camera to record the comings and goings of your study animals, enabling your "electronic eyes" to stay in position, actually in many different positions (grids of up to ... Read full story


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Dec 2015 and Jan 2016 Ruaha Carnivore Conservation update

April 11, 2016

Here is an update from our Ruaha Carnivore Project in southern Tanzania, where WildCRU is researching carnivore ecology and working to resolve human-carnivore conflict. Ruaha Carnivore Conservation Update (2MB, PDF)


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Persian Leopard Project annual report

April 13, 2016

Here is an update from our Persian Leopard Project in north-eastern Iran, entitled 'My journey with Persian Leopards'. Available for download here: PDF, 16MB


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Think for Tigers update: And the winner is …

April 11, 2016

Think for Tigers reached over 70 countries and we received a range of innovative ideas. The Think for Tigers judges have now completed a vigorous review of the applications and identified the winner of the challenge. We are pleased to announce that the Winner of the Think for Tigers challenge is Courtney Dunn from US who ... Read full story


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Counting marbles: David Macdonald explains how WildCRU’s Bornean team, led by Andrew Hearn has calculated the first estimates of population density for the elusive marbled cat

April 8, 2016

If you have never heard of a marbled cat – known to science as Pardofelis marmorata – don't be despondent: very few people have, and nobody knows much about them. These, tropical, forest-dwelling cats were generally invisible until the advent of camera traps which can lie in wait for months at a time until they ... Read full story



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