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A day with the graves of Wytham

February 18, 2022

by Chrishen Gomez It was a Saturday, far too early to be awake following the events of the night before. Today however, was a Saturday of intent. I had set myself a mission on that misty morning, one that begrudgingly pulled me out of bed as I earnestly searched for the will to follow through, ... Read full story

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Open access data on East Africa’s rangelands

February 7, 2022

Rangelands cover more than 30% of the world’s terrestrial surface, supporting billions of people and nearly half of all livestock, and sustains biodiversity and vital ecosystem services. Yet many rangelands are undergoing radical social and ecological transitions. The upcoming 'UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration' aims to prevent, halt, and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide. The question is ... Read full story

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Endangered Ethiopian wolf pups born in recovering grasslands

January 28, 2022

Since its inception, WildCRU’s Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme has been dedicated to saving the endangered Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis) from extinction, and protecting its Afroalpine home. Found only in a few isolated mountain enclaves in Ethiopia, the 500 or so remaining wolves face overwhelming pressure from habitat loss and the spread of disease by ... Read full story

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WildEye & WildCRU: Working together to speed up camera-trap focussed research

February 14, 2022

Camera traps are a powerful tool for studying wildlife and are widely used by ecologists around the world as an effective way to gain insight into the diversity of wildlife in different locations and the size of populations. By developing an understanding of the abundance and distribution of various species, wildlife conservationists contribute to their ... Read full story

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Lions May Be Targeting Giraffes with Skin Disease

February 1, 2022

A new study by a team at WildCRU has explored potential connections between lion predation and Giraffe Skin Disease (GSD). This is an emergent disease of presently unknown causes, which has been found to affect giraffes both in the wild and in captivity. The disease manifests as large flaky skin lesions that appear to irritate ... Read full story

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Promoting coexistence between humans and lions, the effectiveness of the Long Shields Programme in limiting livestock depredation by lions in northwestern Zimbabwe

January 12, 2022

A study led by WildCRU’s Dr Lovemore Sibanda recently published in Oryx international Journal, assessed the long-term efficacy of the Long Shields Community Guardians programme, part of the Trans-Kalahari Predator Programme: a community-based initiative in northwestern Zimbabwe that seeks to protect livestock and prevent depredation by lions through non-lethal means (e.g., chasing lions), ... Read full story

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