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David Macdonald writes from Zimbabwe, where Andy Loveridge and he are planning the next phase of fieldwork on WildCRU’s lion project

October 27, 2015

We have had a lot of enquiries recently about the well-being of Cecil’s pride and their cubs. They’ve proved a bit elusive recently, but a few days ago the team tracked them down and, as the attached photo illustrates, all was very calm. These are exciting days for the project at Hwange as we plan ... Read full story


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Dr Amy Dickman features at annual Tusk lecture

October 26, 2015

Last week, WildCRU’s Dr Amy Dickman gave an inspirational talk to over 400 people at the annual Tusk American Express Conservation Lecture. The talk was held at the Royal Geographical Society in London, and was followed by an informative Q&A session chaired by Kate Silverton. The talk raised awareness of WildCRU’s Ruaha Carnivore ... Read full story


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EWCP turns 20

October 22, 2015

The Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme turned 20 in a rather tumultuous year; it found us battling a rabies outbreak that killed a third of all known wolves in the Sanetti Plateau of the Bale Mountains. With a global population of no more than 500 animals, any source of mortality is a serious concern. Read ... Read full story


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Lions in trouble: a collaboration between WildCRU and some of the world’s leading authorities on lions suggests half of lion populations have been lost from key regions of Africa

October 27, 2015

David Macdonald explains how a WildCRU team led by Hans Bauer and including Craig Packer and himself, joined with experts from Panthera, IUCN and the Grimso research station to study trends in lion numbers. Their projections are published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS at ... Read full story


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Clouded in Mystery: David Macdonald explains how trade is a potential threat for Clouded leopard survival

October 26, 2015

Neil D’Cruze, WildCRU researcher (and Head of Policy at World Animal Protection) led a study focused on Clouded leopard trade. We used information from CITES records, published literature and expert opinion to assess what impact this activity is having on the smallest Asian ‘big’ cat.  Our key finding is an apparent shift ... Read full story


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David Macdonald explains why the customer isn’t always right when it comes to wildlife tourism

October 21, 2015

Tom Moorhouse led a small WildCRU team in a study of 48 types of wildlife tourist attraction (representing thousands of individual institutions), ranging from poorly-attended street performances, like snake charming, bear dancing and macaque shows, to large, established attractions such as dolphinaria and tiger interactions, which have tens of thousands of visitors every year. We ... Read full story



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