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Can the Cecil Moment become the Cecil Movement?

April 25, 2016

This is the question David Macdonald and the team at WildCRU ask in a paper published today - and what we have in mind is harnassing the colossal global interest in Cecil the Lion as a force for the conservation of lions, and indeed big carnivores and wildlife more generally. To judge by another remarkable ... Read full story


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Wonderful photos from WildCRU’s Hwange Lion Project on display at New York’s prestigious Anastasia Gallery: take a look on-line, writes David Macdonald

April 13, 2016

Followers of the Cecil episode and, more broadly, WildCRU’s 16 years of work on the lions of Hwange National Park and the adjoining KAZA landscape have come to know about our team, led by Dr Andy Loveridge and myself, and will have been thrilled by photos depicting our lions, many taken on the project by ... Read full story


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David Macdonald explains the thinking behind a new WildCRU paper on camera-trapping

April 11, 2016

Camera-trapping is one of those things that sounds simple in principle, but turns out to be rather tricky in practice. The idea is straightforward: position an automated camera to record the comings and goings of your study animals, enabling your "electronic eyes" to stay in position, actually in many different positions (grids of up to ... Read full story


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Update from Mara Cheetah Project

April 14, 2016

WildCRU researchers, Dr Femke Broekhuis, director of the Mara Cheetah Project and Dr Nic Elliot, director of the Mara Lion Project already collaborate closely. This year they have also been working with another WildCRU alumni, Dr Arjun Gopalaswamy, on estimating cheetah numbers using spatially explicit modelling that Arjun developed as part ... Read full story


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Persian Leopard Project annual report

April 13, 2016

Here is an update from our Persian Leopard Project in north-eastern Iran, entitled 'My journey with Persian Leopards'. Available for download here: PDF, 16MB


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Think for Tigers update: And the winner is …

April 11, 2016

Think for Tigers reached over 70 countries and we received a range of innovative ideas. The Think for Tigers judges have now completed a vigorous review of the applications and identified the winner of the challenge. We are pleased to announce that the Winner of the Think for Tigers challenge is Courtney Dunn from US who ... Read full story



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