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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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David Macdonald reports on UNESCO support for lion conservation:

September 12, 2016

WildCRU is deeply honoured to have received encouragement from Edmond Moukala, the distinguished Chief of the Africa Section of UNESCO, at the opening of the Cecil Summit. The message offers UNESCO’s warm support for the initiative, hosted in Oxford by WildCRU and Panthera, and makes clear the very high importance ... Read full story


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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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Geopolitics of Wildlife Conservation Fellowship position

September 19, 2016

INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AT WILDCRU Remarkable opportunity to join Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) for 5-years on the The Kadas Family Foundation Senior Research Fellowship in the Geopolitics of Wildlife Conservation, (to be held at Worcester College Oxford). The successful applicant, who it is anticipated may have a background in environmental economics, political science, international ... Read full story


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Cecil Summit another key milestone in the lion conservation movement

September 5, 2016

From: Stuart Gillespie's Oxford University Science Blog: http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/science-blog/cecil-summit-another-key-milestone-lion-conservation-movement A little over a year ago, Professor David Macdonald of Oxford University’s WildCRU spoke of his desire to harness the global interest in the killing of Cecil the lion, creating a movement rather than simply a moment. That journey continues this month with the Cecil Summit, a ... Read full story



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