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A Murder Mystery Wildlife Conservation Course in Malaysia

September 7, 2015

Who Murdered the Malayan Tiger? Join us for this experiential course in Malaysia where you will learn a multitude of skills in Wildlife Conservation to solve this Murder Mystery. Using a combination of novel teaching approaches as such gaming, role-play and onling learning, this course will immerse you in roles and tasks to apply current ... Read full story


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David Macdonald explains how WildCRU’s Ruaha Carnivore Project informs general thinking on how to resolve predation on livestock

September 3, 2015

Leandro Abade was a star pupil on WildCRU’s  Recanati-Kaplan Centre’s Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice  (see details on this website). Indeed, his Distinction on that course convinced the Brazilian government to support his doctoral research at WildCRU, and now his findings in Ruaha, Tanzania, have been featured as model study in review on ... Read full story


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Why zebras (and thus elephants) matter to lions: David Macdonald tells how the WildCRU’s lion landscapes work in the KAZA TFCA maps onto the biology of elephants and zebras

August 30, 2015

When Andy Loveridge and I explained about our studies of lions moving between Zimbabwe and Botswana in the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (see newsflash August 21, 2015), we mentioned the importance of corridors of protected habitat through which the lions could travel and disperse. In Botswana, two of WildCRU‘s team, Kristina Kesch and ... Read full story


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Incy Wincy Spider reveals the conservation impacts of organic farming – David Macdonald reports on WildCRU’s latest paper on the consequences for nature of organic farming

September 7, 2015

Incy Wincy Spider’s movements up the waterspout were, according to the nursery rhyme, repeatedly thwarted by rainfall. In reality, spiders are very important, predatory, members of the fauna of farmland, and like Incy Wincy they have to disperse – that is, make their way to new places to forage and breed. This is relevant to ... Read full story


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WildCRU and Panthera announce the Cecil Lion Summit

August 31, 2015

Meeting of World Leaders in Lion Conservation Convened by WildCRU and Panthera at the Recanati-Kaplan Centre in Oxford in 2016 New York, NY - Partners WildCRU and Panthera today announced that they are organizing and hosting a landmark summit for range wide lion conservation in 2016, in honour of Cecil the lion, whose death ... Read full story


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Tour guide killed by a lion

August 26, 2015

Professor David Macdonald, Director of WildCRU, said: ‘All those at WildCRU who work on the Hwange Lion Programme were saddened to hear of the death of Quinn Swales, a very experienced tour guide killed by a lion while leading a party of tourists on foot in the centre of Hwange. Our hearts go out to ... Read full story



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