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Congratulations to Akchousanh Rasphone, a rising WildCRU star that has now risen to be Conservation Science Director, WCS Lao PDR.

July 30, 2020

We first met Akchou when she was GIS expert, blossoming into a Spatial Landscape Ecologist. In 2012 she joined our Post-graduate Diploma at the Recanati-Kaplan Centre in International Wildlife Conservation Practice. She graduated with a Distinction, and launched into a doctorate within our Clouded Leopard Programme. In 2019 she became the first Laotian woman ... Read full story


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Terefe, the lucky survivor

July 27, 2020

Terefe is the first Ethiopian wolf ever to be nursed to back to health following injury and has been successfully released back into the wild. He was found seriously injured in the Simien Mountains and after an amazing recovery he is now reunited with his pack. He has been fitted with a Lotek wireless collar ... Read full story


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WildCRU Toolkits bearing exciting fruit

July 21, 2020

An idea has germinated and flowered, writes David Macdonald in celebration of the first two published WildCRU Toolkit papers. Almost ten years ago we consolidated our early work on clouded leopards in Sabah into a major field programme stretching from Nepal in the east to Kalimantan in the west. The first step was to unveil details ... Read full story


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Ranching ball pythons in West Africa to supply the global exotic pet trade

July 29, 2020

By Lauren Harrington and Neil D'Cruze. Ball pythons are a hugely popular pet here in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, North America and Asia. Pet shops are supplied by in-country captive breeding, but perhaps what most ball owners are not aware of is that considerable numbers are also still exported from range states ... Read full story


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Hedgehogs return to WildCRU

July 21, 2020

With a tradition in hedgehog research going back to 1996, starting with innovative work on their – far from positive - reactions to badger odour, and most recently Carly Pettet’s farmland work  and a sortie with the desert-dwelling Ethiopian hogs that, despite their name, live in Qatar, WildCRU is thrilled to ... Read full story


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A Panther to Celebrate

July 2, 2020

David Macdonald celebrates the remarkable achievements of Naresh Kusi, WildCRU Panther 2018: we rejoice in the achievements, and global impact, of our Panthers – there are almost one hundred of them now, all working for conservation around the world. We are always thrilled to hear of their accomplishments and in the case of Naresh, ... Read full story



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