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A short interview from Professor David Macdonald, Finalist for the 2018 Award for Conservation Excellence

February 16, 2018

Selected as a Finalist for the 2018 Award for Conservation Excellence, David Macdonald gave this short interview of the work of the WildCRU and his vision for the future of wildlife conservation.


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The Oxford Real Farming Conference 2018 – David Macdonald speaks as part of a panel on biodiversity

February 6, 2018

A new study from German nature reserves reveals a 75% decline in flying insects over the past 27 years. What’s the reason? What are the implications – for farming and the food supply, for humanity, and for the biosphere? What can be done? Why should we care? Chair: Sarah Woods (writer, narrative artist, Wales Green Hero). Speakers: ... Read full story


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Search for world’s greatest conservation scientists: David Macdonald, founding Director of Oxford’s WildCRU named as global finalist for lifetime Award for Conservation Excellence

February 6, 2018

Conservation Scientist David Macdonald Nominee for Prestigious Honour David Macdonald, Oxford University’s first Professor of Wildlife Conservation, is accustomed to his work being in the limelight. The BBC TV documentary about his doctoral thesis, The Night of the Fox, was a finalist for a BAFTA award, his work on meerkats in the Kalahari led to another ... Read full story


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Thinking about neuroscience, David Macdonald writes:

February 8, 2018

Many a conservation project has depended on the skill of an indefatigable field biologist to tinker with the engine of a beaten-up, but cherished, Land Rover to nudge it forward. It was clear that understanding what happened under the bonnet (or hood, for Trans-Atlantic readers) made for better practitioners. This is what WildCRU’s Emre Can ... Read full story


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Newly Revised Farming & Wildlife Handbook

February 6, 2018

WildCRU are delighted to have partnered with Agricology to share Ruth Feber and David Macdonald’s newly revised conservation handbook for farmers. Between now and the end of May, Agricology will be publicising chapters from the handbook - an exciting opportunity to reach the wider farming community! Wildlife and Farming: Managing for Nature on ... Read full story


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Heron Allen Lecture 2018 – Friday, 2nd March

February 2, 2018

Wolves, Lions, Social Justice and the Ethics of Conservation Professor John Vucetich John Vucetich is Professor of population ecology at the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences at Michigan Technological University and Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow hosted by WildCRU.... Read full story



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