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What has the killing of Cecil the lion got to do with terrorism? Not what you might think, explains David Macdonald with the publication of a new WildCRU paper as part of the Oxford Martin School’s Natural Governance programme

April 16, 2018

What has the killing of Cecil the lion got to do with terrorism? Not what you might think, explains David Macdonald with the publication of a new WildCRU paper as part of the Oxford Martin School’s Natural Governance programme: people bond together for many purposes where they value a shared goal more than their own ... Read full story


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Camera Trapping Workshop

April 16, 2018

A camera trapping workshop run by WildCRU DPhil student Amy Fitzmaurice, in partnership with Oliver Wearn and Rajan Amin from the Zoological Society of London, will take place at the Royal Geographical Society with IBG in London on the 22nd May 2018. ... Read full story


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ZSL 2018 Summer Field Course

April 13, 2018

Former WildCRU student, Dr Sam Merson, now Project Coordinator for Mongolia with ZSL, is currently organising a Field Course in Mongolia. The course is run by both ZSL and the National University of Mongolia and gives students the rare opportunity to learn ecological and conservation principles on one of Mongolia’s beautiful grassland steppes. The course is ... Read full story


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Citizen scientists may be just as effective as GPS collars for quantifying habitat selection by African wild dogs, but a great deal cheaper

April 16, 2018

Researchers from WildCRU, the Painted Dog Research Trust, and the RECaP Laboratory developed habitat selection models for the endangered African wild dog informed by the more traditional GPS telemetry data and from the sightings of citizen scientists. Former WildCRU Panther, Tafadzwa Shumba, led the team in this analysis. The comparison of the output of these ... Read full story


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Small Carnivores in Eastern Nepal

April 13, 2018

Former WildCRU Panther, Yadav Ghimirey, now working with Friends of Nature Nepal, has released a short documentary on 'Small Carnivores in Eastern Nepal'. https://youtu.be/OX-E2yDcfO4


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Celebrating a Panther amongst the Clouds, David Macdonald reports on the success of Ugyen Penjor

April 12, 2018

Celebrating a Panther amongst the Clouds, David Macdonald reports on the success of Ugyen Penjor: two years ago, we were thrilled when several WildCRU Panthers secured Distinctions in our Diploma course, and amongst them was our Bhutanese scholar, Ugyen, who seemed set for international recognition. Back in Bhutan, Ugyen has made a name for himself ... Read full story



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