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New population of giant muntjac discovered in Virachey Park, Cambodia

April 28, 2022

Camera traps consistently provide fascinating insights into wildlife, including identifying species never before recorded in an area. Of the 12 species of muntjac deer found across Asia, the giant muntjac is one of the rarest, and is considered critically endangered by the IUCN. A new WildCRU study has documented a previously unknown population of ... Read full story

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WildCRU’s Diploma alumnus shortlisted for the prestigious 2022 Whitley Award

March 3, 2022

We are proud to announce that WildCRU’s Recanati-Kaplan postgraduate diploma alumnus Badru Mugerwa is shortlisted for the prestigious 2022 Whitley Award, for his conservation work to save the African golden cat in Uganda. The Whitley Award recognizes the work of grassroot conservation leaders working with local communities to create sustainable benefits for wildlife, habitats ... Read full story

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A day with the graves of Wytham

February 18, 2022

by Chrishen Gomez It was a Saturday, far too early to be awake following the events of the night before. Today however, was a Saturday of intent. I had set myself a mission on that misty morning, one that begrudgingly pulled me out of bed as I earnestly searched for the will to follow through, ... Read full story

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WildCRU celebrates two Diploma alumni at the SILVIS lab, University of Wisconsin-Madison

April 6, 2022

At WildCRU, we pride ourselves on the connections we foster between people. The news that two former WildCRU post-graduate diploma students are now working together at the SILVIS lab, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a good demonstration of how far our network stretches. Afag Rizayeva joined our diploma course in 2016, and subsequently returned ... Read full story

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Using camera traps to accurately assess and monitor lion populations

February 22, 2022

In a study recently published in the journal Ecological Solutions and Evidence, Paolo Strampelli, Charlotte E. Searle, Amy J. Dickman and David W. Macdonald, as well as colleagues from the Southern Tanzania Elephant Program, the Tanzania Elephant Foundation, and the ... Read full story

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WildEye & WildCRU: Working together to speed up camera-trap focussed research

February 14, 2022

Camera traps are a powerful tool for studying wildlife and are widely used by ecologists around the world as an effective way to gain insight into the diversity of wildlife in different locations and the size of populations. By developing an understanding of the abundance and distribution of various species, wildlife conservationists contribute to their ... Read full story

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