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Wildlife Conservation Course 2019 – Game of Thrones theme

May 7, 2019

From the Kingdom of Westeros, we hear about the storms of swords, a clash of kings, and even a dance with dragons. Steering clear of the fantasy and the action, we are left with something obvious: Man-made conflicts that leave the world exposed to larger threats. This calls for a conservation course that equips fearless ... Read full story


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Lions found in south Cameroon forest, far from their known range

May 7, 2019

When the Warden of Mpem and Djim National Park heard rumours of lions around his park, he decided to investigate. The nearest known lion population is in Faro National Park 300km to the North, and it seemed impossible that these lions could have dispersed across the human-dominated landscapes all the way to Mpem and Djim. ... Read full story


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Land use and biodiversity conservation highlighted in two new WildCRU book chapters

April 23, 2019

WildCRU’s Ruth Feber, Paul Johnson and David Macdonald are delighted to have contributed chapters to two ground-breaking books, published this spring. In the first of these, “The Science Beneath Organic Production”, (edited by David Atkinson and Christine Watson), experts explore the cultural context of food production and examine the historical aspects, ... Read full story


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New WildCRU study accompanies the creation of a development Tool Kit for planners in important areas of high biodiversity

May 7, 2019

It’s one thing to document forest loss, to understand its detailed ecological consequences and, even, to predict that in the face of inevitable development it will get worse. But can something useful be done? That was the question that lay behind more than five years of intensive fieldwork, and the collection of thousands of camera-trap ... Read full story


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WildCRU Camera Trap Internships

May 3, 2019

We are pleased to announce that we are looking for early career undergraduates or masters students to work closely with our camera trapping co-ordinator. The internships will contribute to consolidating WildCRU’s wide-spread and long-term camera trapping dataset spanning South East Asia to West Africa to Scotland. The interns will learn a variety of skills, attend WildCRU’s ... Read full story


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Effects of publication bias on conservation planning

April 15, 2019

We may be able to see everywhere, but we don't know everything:  David Macdonald reports on a remarkable study led by WildCRU's Raffael Hickisch which reveals an all-too-conscious bias in where wildlife is studied. Raffael, an alumnus of WildCRU's Recanati-Kaplan Centre's Postgraduate Diploma in International  Wildlife Conservation Practice, has spent years working with ... Read full story



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