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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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Creating conservation solutions for living together

March 14, 2018

WildCRU’s P&W initiative is joining forces with the IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force, a global advisory group of experts from a range of subjects working on interdisciplinary approaches to wildlife conservation. Human-wildlife conflict is a global conservation challenge that requires interdisciplinary approaches and collaboration, not only to mitigate the often very damaging effects ... Read full story


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New study confirms Cambodia’s last leopards on brink of extinction

March 2, 2018

We are not sure whether to be excited or horrified to have discovered that our search for clouded leopards in Cambodia caused us to find the last enclave of ‘common’ leopards in Eastern Indo-China, writes David Macdonald. Of course we are excited to have found this last cluster ... Read full story


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Dr Amy Dickman honoured with the Cincinnati Zoo Wildlife Conservation Award

March 28, 2018

2018 marks the 26th anniversary of the Cincinnati Zoo Wildlife Conservation Award. Each year, the Zoo has invited several of the world’s leading conservationists to participate in this series and has presented its annual Wildlife Conservation Award to one of the speakers. The list of internationally known conservationists who have been honoured with this award is impressive. Beginning with the first recipient, ... Read full story


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Lion Hearted: The Life and Death of Cecil & the Future of Africa’s Iconic Cats

March 9, 2018

New autobiography by Andrew Loveridge Read about Lion Hearted: The Life and Death of Cecil & the Future of Africa's Iconic Cats in National Geographic's 'Book Talk' by Simon Worral. Published by Regan Arts, Press Release excerpts with their permission: “UNTIL THE LION HAS ITS OWN STORYTELLER, TALES OF THE LION HUNT WILL ALWAYS GLORIFY THE HUNTER.” — Zimbabwean ... Read full story


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Just Conservation

February 26, 2018

What is the right thing to do? In the context of conservation the answer always requires evidence, generally from both natural and social sciences. But as evidence builds into knowledge, deciding what to do requires something more: judgment and, hopefully, wisdom, writes David Macdonald. It is because of our determination to incorporate this ethical dimension ... Read full story



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