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David Macdonald welcomes a new partnership for WildCRU and congratulates TripAdvisor on their sector-leading commitment to wild animal welfare and conservation

October 12, 2016

Tom Moorhouse and I were thrilled at the large international response to our paper, which was published exactly a year ago, exploring the impacts of tourism on wild animals ('The Customer Isn't Always Right—Conservation and Animal Welfare Implications of the Increasing Demand for Wildlife Tourism') - it has since been read nearly 8,000 times, ... Read full story


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Ruaha Carnivore Project April-August 2016 Update

October 10, 2016

The latest update from the Ruaha Carnivore Project is available to read here (PDF, 170kb). It features the Lion Guardian Games, the expansion of community camera-trapping, the new 'porridge project' feeding local children, and the devastating effects of poisoning predators.


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Out of the frying pan and into the fire?

September 28, 2016

David Macdonald reports on two WildCRU studies which, from different starting points, converge on the same alarming conclusion: while it's a good thing that illegally traded wild animals are being  confiscated at the national level and internationally under CITES regulations, it's a bad thing that little is known about what happens to them next. The first ... Read full story


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Divided we fall: conservation for the next generations

October 12, 2016

WildCRU alumnus and collaborator, Dr Dominic Johnson, Alistair Buchan Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford, draws on the Cecil Summit for inspiration on how we are to overcome the great challenges of the 21st Century. He writes, "Last week, I attended one the most interesting meetings of the year. It was the ... Read full story


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Lion conflict opportunity

October 4, 2016

Applicants are invited to apply for a potential PhD project on the hotspots of lion presence and conflict, which would be supervised collaboratively between scientists from Newcastle University, the University of Stirling and WildCRU, and which would involve both desk- and field-based research. The funding of the project is contingent upon the strength of ... Read full story


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Congratulations to Dame Frances Lannon DBE

September 24, 2016

This week, at Lady Margaret Hall, the collegiate base of WildCRU, colleagues raised an admiring toast to the former Principal Frances Lannon, congratulating her honour: now Dame Frances Lannon DBE. Dame Frances’ service to LMH and to Oxford is widely known; the loyalty of her friendship and support to WildCRU may be less widely ... Read full story



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