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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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Endangered Species Research – Reintroducing captive-born mink

June 11, 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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New Global Alliance Commits $80 Million for wild cat conservation

June 4, 2014

WildCRU’s partners in wild cat conservation, Panthera, have announced their $200 million funding initiative for wild cats, with commitment of $80 million already in place from philanthropists from China, India, UEA and Panthera’s founders themselves, Dr Thomas Kaplan and Mrs Daphne Recanati Kaplan. Dr Kaplan was interviewed in Forbes earlier this week and the ... Read full story


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The State of Britain’s Mammals – A focus on disease

June 27, 2014

In collaboration with WildCRU, People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) published the latest in its series of research and conservation reports, The State of Britain’s Mammals on the 2nd June 2014. Authored by David Macdonald, Tom Moorhouse and Merryl ... Read full story


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Claudio Sillero interviewed on Science in Action, BBC World Service

June 9, 2014

WildCRU’s Claudio Sillero was interviewed about whether the armadillo – the mascot for the upcoming World Cup football tournament in Brazil – is endangered. Radio: Science in Action, BBC World Service 05/06/2014


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WildCRU completes first Scottish wildcat camera trapping study

June 2, 2014

In 2010, in collaboration with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), WildCRU completed the first camera trapping study of the Scottish wildcat (Felis silvestris silvestris). The study determined that camera traps could be successfully used to monitor wildcats allowing both individual identification and therefore density estimates to be made and also used to identify areas where wildcats, ... Read full story



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