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A cultural conscience for conservation?

August 4, 2017

If I had a pound (even a penny) for every time …… might be the refrain of  grumpy old men, but think how grumpy you’d be if you were a lion, writes David Macdonald, reporting on a new WildCRU paper led by Caroline Good, WildCRU’s Recanati-Kaplan post-doctoral fellow in Art and Conservation. After all, since ... Read full story


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David Macdonald and Andrew Loveridge on what really happened to Xanda

August 2, 2017

Dr Andrew Loveridge, head of the Trans Kalahari Predator Programme, who personally collared Xanda, and Professor David Macdonald spoke with Joe Shute of the Telegraph to explain the true story of what happened to Xanda the lion, and the effects of African trophy hunting. Read the article at the Telegraph website here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/really-happened-xanda-son-cecil-lion/


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Cecil the lion’s son Xanda also shot dead in Zimbabwe

July 21, 2017

**Updated on 24th July 2017 in response to a statement by ZPHGA (see end)** Xanda, Cecil the lion’s oldest surviving son, has been shot and killed by hunters in Zimbabwe two years after his father’s death shocked the world. Xanda, aged six, was shot by a trophy hunter on 7th July ... Read full story


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Ruaha Carnivore Project update June-July 2017

August 2, 2017

The latest update from our Ruaha Carnivore Project, run by WildCRU’s Dr Amy Dickman is now available. RCP Report June-July 2017 (PDF, 1.5MB)


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EWCP Annual Report April 2017

August 1, 2017

The Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme is a partnership of WildCRU with the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority established in 1995. With a global population of fewer than 500 animals perching on the Roof of Africa and threatened by habitat loss and disease Ethiopian wolves are Africa’s most threatened carnivore. Read about our work in the latest EWCP ... Read full story


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Q2’17 Update from the Mara Cheetah Project

July 13, 2017

The latest update from the Mara Cheetah Project has been released: - Part 1 (PDF, 1.7MB) - Part 2 (PDF, 1.2MB) This project, led by WildCRU researcher Dr Femke Broekhuis and is supported by the Kenya Wildlife Trust. The project aims to determine the threats that cheetahs face in the Greater Mara Ecosystem and to develop ... Read full story



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