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Summer 2014 update from the Director

September 18, 2014

WildCRU’s Director, Prof David Macdonald, is back in Oxford after a very wet, but productive August, pictured in tropical rainforest with WildCRU’s Masters student, Iding Haidir, Kerinci, Sumatra, and Unit Manager, Dr Dawn Burnham and post-doc, Dr Cedric Tan, in Kedah, ... Read full story


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New human-carnivore conflict paper

September 11, 2014

A recent paper by WildCRU’s Amy Dickman and colleagues has revealed the complexity of human-carnivore conflict in Tanzania’s Ruaha landscape. Dickman et al. show that such conflict is widespread in this landscape, which is concerning given its global significance for lions and other large carnivores. The research ... Read full story


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New paper out in Endangered Species Research

July 8, 2014

As part of WildCRU's long-term collaboration with Dr Tiit Maran of the Estonian University of Life Science and Tallinn Zoological Gardens, Lauren Harrington and colleagues explore the post-release movements of captive-bred European mink released on Hiiumaa Island, Estonia, and highlight some of the difficulties of monitoring reintroductions of small elusive carnivores. ... Read full story


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Ruaha Guardians compete in the Lion Guardian Games

September 17, 2014

The 5th annual Lion Guardian Games was held in Kenya’s Selenkay Conservancy, on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. The day is organised by the main Lion Guardians organisation in Kenya, and the Ruaha Guardians travelled up to take part, which was very exciting for everyone involved. The latest update on their work can be ... Read full story


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Africa Geographic focuses on Ruaha

July 21, 2014

The Ruaha Carnivore Conservation Project, led by WildCRU's Dr Amy Dickman, is the focus for the most recent issue of the weekly Africa Geographic magazine. Dubbed 'A friend of the enemy' the article covers a variety of aspects of Dr Dickman's work in Ruaha focusing on human-carnivore ... Read full story


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June 2014 update from the Ruaha Carnivore Project

July 8, 2014

WildCRU's Dr Amy Dickman has produced the 2014 updated from the Ruaha Carnivore Project. The Tanzania-based project focuses on the ecology and conservation of large carnivores, including lions, leopards, and cheetahs, and is working on finding practical solutions to drivers of conflict between wildlife and indigenous populations.... Read full story



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