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Monitoring and identifying Bengal tigers and common leopards in Nepal

November 23, 2018

Living with Tigers Project lead researcher Amy Fitzmaurice ran a successful training workshop for Nepal Tiger Trust (NTT) on WildTrack’s Footprint Identification Technique (FIT). The training was part of a new collaborative project to build a database of pictures of Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) and common leopard (Panthera pardus fusca) ... Read full story

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David Macdonald writes of WildCRU’s pride at the success of Dr Moreangels Mbizah

November 14, 2018

Last week at the remarkable Business of Conservation conference in Kigali I learned that the African Leadership University had appointed a Conservationist in Residence – what a brilliant idea. Moments later, the Conservationist in Residence came bounding towards me (bounding in so far as a foot in plaster allowed). Imagine my delight to discover that ... Read full story

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WildCRU PhD Student wows local schools with Badger Research

October 8, 2018

Student on our long-running Badger Project, Tanesha Allen, has been working with the Royal Society to encourage students to take up STEM subjects, such as the sciences. Together with Jeremy Thomas, the Co-ordinator at Abingdon Science Partnership, she has shown students all about camera-trapping and other scientific methods to stimulate their interest. “The more we ... Read full story

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The achievements of Akchousanh Rasphone

November 15, 2018

WildCRU toasts the great achievements of Akchousanh Rasphone who, last week, has just accomplished a very successful viva on her doctoral thesis. From left to right: Dr Jan Kamler, Professor Richard Grenyer, Akchousanh Rasphone, Dr Mathias Tobler & Professor David Macdonald The subject of Akchou¹s research, set in ... Read full story

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The African Leadership University’s Business of Conservation Conference

November 5, 2018

Philip Ihenacho (of Africa Nature Investors, Nigeria) and WildCRU’s David Macdonald meeting His Excellency President Paul Kagame at the African Leadership University’s Business of Conservation Conference in Kigali which attracted 300 delegates from across Africa in a meeting fizzing with originality and innovation. David and Philip are members of ... Read full story

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WildCRU alumnus promoted to Country Program Director of WCS Myanmar

October 3, 2018

WildCRU congratulates its accomplished alumnus, Saw Htun, a star of the Diploma class of 2010, and since then a close collaborator (Saw was a co-author of our important paper on clouded leopards and marbled cats in Myanmar). This week sees Saw Htun promoted to Country Program Director for WCS in Myanmar. A ... Read full story

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