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Apart from forest loss, poaching is one of major threats to the rare Sumatran tiger and its prey. David Macdonald reports on the remarkable dedication, and bravery, of practical men working to protect tigers in the tropical forest of West-Central Sumatra.

November 17, 2016

A remarkable new paper published as a result of fruitful collaboration between Fauna & Flora International’s Indonesia Programme, Indonesia Kerinci Seblat NP Management Authority and WildCRU, made possible by a grant to WildCRU by World Animal Protection has explored the effectiveness of a longstanding Tiger Protection and Conservation Programme in Kerinci Seblat NP. Analysing a ... Read full story


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BBC Wildlife reports on WildCRU’s Cecil Summit

November 7, 2016

Followers of the WildCRU already know that we invested great effort in the Cecil Summit this September. The goal was to ask whether, stimulated by the global attention stimulated by the Cecil episode, there was an opportunity to break the mould of lion conservation with radical thinking brought to us by experts from the fields ... Read full story


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Divided we fall: conservation for the next generations

October 12, 2016

WildCRU alumnus and collaborator, Dr Dominic Johnson, Alistair Buchan Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford, draws on the Cecil Summit for inspiration on how we are to overcome the great challenges of the 21st Century. He writes, "Last week, I attended one the most interesting meetings of the year. It was the ... Read full story


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Study reveals crisis in bushmeat hunting that threatens human food security

November 9, 2016

A new study involving researchers from Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) has revealed that the hunting and trapping of wild animals – for meat, medicine, body parts, trophies or live pets – is driving an ‘alarming’ number of species to extinction and in the process posing a food security threat for millions of ... Read full story


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David Macdonald welcomes a new partnership for WildCRU and congratulates TripAdvisor on their sector-leading commitment to wild animal welfare and conservation

October 12, 2016

Tom Moorhouse and I were thrilled at the large international response to our paper, which was published exactly a year ago, exploring the impacts of tourism on wild animals ('The Customer Isn't Always Right—Conservation and Animal Welfare Implications of the Increasing Demand for Wildlife Tourism') - it has since been read nearly 8,000 times, ... Read full story


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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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