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Today’s children – tomorrow’s decision-makers

August 16, 2015

David Macdonald explains how WildCRU’s research in the Hwange Lion Project runs hand-in-hand with an education programme for village children: around the borders of Hwange National Park, where Dr Andrew Loveridge and I set up wildCRU’s lion project in 1999, there are numerous villages. Historically, many villagers have viewed lions, and other large predators, with ... Read full story


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Getting to grips with the principles

August 14, 2015

David Macdonald, WildCRU’s Director explains the journey from Cecil to centipedes, and the principles that unite WildCRU’s wider working: Those of you who have been following these newsflashes, and especially if you have delved deeper into our website, will have realised that the WildCRU’s approach to conserving lions, and indeed everything else, is highly interdisciplinary ... Read full story


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When it comes to gratitude, we have long memories at WildCRU, says David Macdonald

August 11, 2015

When Andrew Loveridge and I started the Hwange Lion Project, having been exhorted to do so by our friend the late Lionel Reynolds while we were sipping with him from a thermos of coffee amongst elephants at a moonlit waterhole in the late 1990s, we started from scratch, with zero budget. In the flood of ... Read full story


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Seeing is believing

August 14, 2015

David Macdonald gives details of a video clip of WildCRU’s work at Hwange: In recent days we have explained that the WildCRU’s Hwange Lion Project tackles diverse aspects of lion conservation, and that this is as focused on the well-being of local people, often in impoverished communities, as it is on the well-being of the ... Read full story


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Supporting serious causes doesn’t stop you having fun! Newsflash from David Macdonald

August 11, 2015

Singer Megan Bell, and her band Fireball Coma, played in Nashville, TN and raised $2,143.99 to support the WildCRU’s work). We are really grateful, and since the band wrote to tell us that they and their fans had great fun doing it, we are doubly pleased – because a cause is serious is no bar ... Read full story


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World Lion Day – a message from David Macdonald

August 10, 2015

“We have some wonderful news – a vastly talented animator, famous for his work on Disney’s The Lion King David Macdonald, Aaron Blaise, has produced a superb animation dedicated to Cecil. He will be selling prints, and donating the profits to WildCRU. Also, and it is truly wonderful, you can see the creation ... Read full story



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