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Oryx blog features ‘The dimension of cultural tolerance in Asiatic lion conservation’

June 11, 2020

By Dr Meena Venkataraman: "The Gir Sanctuary and National Park in Gujarat, western India, is home to the only free ranging population of Asiatic lions Panthera leo leo. The landscape is semi-arid, consisting of dry deciduous forests and grasslands. The Park has a rich diversity of wild ungulates and a high density of leopards Panthera pardus in ... Read full story

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Jackal survival affected by leopards and humans

May 27, 2020

If it’s not one thing it’s another – there’s always danger on one guise or another around every corner, writes David Macdonald in introducing a remarkable new study of black-backed jackals led by WildCRU’s Jan Kamler.  Fans of opportunism could have no better totem than the black-backed jackal, a mesocarnivore that dodges and dives through ... Read full story

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How Prides of Lion Researchers are Evolving to be Interdisciplinary

May 4, 2020

A new Special Issue on the interdisciplinary dimensions of research on human-lion conflict has just been published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. WildCRU congratulates the editors, and enjoys a special link with their accomplishment: Professor Robert Montgomery is a Research Associate at WildCRU, Professor Matt Hayward was until recently the Assessor of our ... Read full story

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Remarkable new insights into leopard populations and their conservation

June 9, 2020

The leopard has lost at least 50% of its historical range in Africa, and is increasingly threatened by habitat loss, declining prey populations and direct persecution. Transfrontier conservation areas (TFCAs) and other landscape-scale conservation initiatives have the potential to give leopard populations access to the large, connected areas they need to thrive – but there ... Read full story

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The New York Times reports ‘The Ghost Dogs of the Amazon Get a Bit Less Mysterious’

May 13, 2020

Research on the the Amazon's only endemic canid, the short-eared dog, has been published in Royal Society Open Science by Daniel Rocha who worked on this study while he was a student on the Recanati-Kaplan Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice. The paper was co-authored by Dr Cedric Tan Professor and David Macdonald. The ... Read full story

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Toolkit for supporting conservation decision makers in Sabah, Borneo

April 28, 2020

The final installment from a series of videos from WildCRU's Clouded Leopard Programme summarises findings that were published in Biological Conservation.   Changes in land use cover are the main drivers of global biodiversity loss and are a major threat to the Sunda clouded leopards that inhabit the state of ... Read full story

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