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Training at WildCRU: Gems from the cutting room floor

September 12, 2018

In September, David Macdonald was nominated for the Award for Conservation Excellence (ACE) and the organisers commissioned a 4-minute film to promote his nomination (you can see that film on David's web page here: https://www.wildcru.org/members/professor-david-macdonald-cbe-dsc-frse/). The cameraman, Cody Altizer, felt there was masses of interest in the unused material and, being excited by the ... Read full story


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WildCRU’s Peter Coals, normally focused on trade in lion bones, offers some reflections on his personal encounters with Sengis

September 5, 2018

Beneath the feet of immediately recognisable WildCRU African study subjects, such as lions, leopards, antelopes, and elephants, scurry altogether less familiar creatures. The small mammals are no less fascinating than their larger relatives and what they lack in stature they make up for in mystery. Since 2010 I have been interested in, and intermittently worked ... Read full story


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What Effects STDs Can Have on the Population Dynamics of a Wild Mammal?

August 22, 2018

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) may not be the topic of polite conversation, but nobody can emerge from the modern school curriculum without knowing that STDs are highly infectious, easily spread and can, like genital herpes, have severe consequences on male fertility and female’s ability to bear children. If this is the situation amongst humans, one ... Read full story


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Evidence, at least when supported by a vocal public voice, can influence policy and politics, writes David Macdonald

September 10, 2018

Efforts to ban logging at Ulu Muda forest reserve, one of our clouded leopard study sites (in Malaysia) have been successful and WildCRU’s research played a significant role in this achievement. Last year, WildCRU led the creation of the “Saving Ulu Muda” video to inform the wider public of the importance of Ulu Muda as ... Read full story


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Conservation Asia 2018

August 23, 2018

Mainstreaming Conservation in a Changing Asia Between the 6th - 10th August the American University of Central Asia hosted The Fifth Regional Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology Asia Section, 'Mainstreaming Conservation in a Changing Asia'. In attendance were three delegates from WildCRU who were invited to present their research.... Read full story


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First oral vaccination campaign for Ethiopian wolves

August 22, 2018

Oral vaccination protects Africa’s most endangered carnivore Over the past month, a team from the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme (EWCP) implemented the first oral vaccination campaign to pre-empt outbreaks of rabies among Ethiopian wolves, the world’s most endangered canid, in their stronghold in the Bale Mountains of southern Ethiopia. This is turning point in the plight ... Read full story



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