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WildCRU’s Hans Bauer delivers another success for lion conservation, writes David Macdonald

February 4, 2016

We are fortunate in the WildCRU to have assembled a remarkable team of lion conservation biologists and amongst these Dr Hans Bauer specialises in the, sadly disappearing, lions of West Africa. Hans, who is partly supported by our collaborator the Born Free Foundation, also works in the Horn of Africa. In late November he ... Read full story


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WildCRU researchers discover new Ethiopian lion population

February 1, 2016

WildCRU’s Dr Hans Bauer, a conservation biologist based in Addis Ababa, recently returned from an expedition to the remote Alatash National Park in West Ethiopia, where he confirmed the presence of lions. With many African lion populations now gone or expected to disappear within the next few decades this is an ... Read full story


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Cheering news from Cecil’s pride – David Macdonald reports that Jericho has cubs

January 18, 2016

These are frantically busy days for us in Oxford as Andy Loveridge and I plan the future of our Hwange-Okavango lion project at a time when so much is changing for lion conservation – much of it stimulated by Cecil. So, for us, it was a delight to get cheering news from the field where ... Read full story


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January’s Mammal Research Issue highlights WildCRU’s wildcat work

February 3, 2016

WildCRU’s recent Scottish wildcat article was selected as highlight of the January issue of Mammal Research. For more about this research, led by Dr Kerry Kilshaw, please see “Mapping the spatial configuration of hybridization risk for an endangered population of the European wildcat (Felis silvestris silvestris) in Scotland” Spring Animal Sciences Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/XGSSf0 Previous news ... Read full story


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New African Wildlife Foundation app highlights conservation work

January 20, 2016

One of WildCRU’s partners, the African Wildlife Foundation, has teamed up with Steller to showcase conservation stories in a new app, which combines photos, video and text. The result is an engaging digital narrative which highlights vital conservation work. Some of the most popular Steller stories in its first week were WildCRU projects, especially ones ... Read full story


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Bubye Valley Conservancy

January 18, 2016

We have been asked whether WildCRU is involved in a proposal by the Bubye Valley Conservancy and Martin Nel Safaris to raffle a lion either to be hunted as a trophy or to be radio-collared by their researchers.  We were completely unaware of the initiative and are not party to it. We have been asked whether ... Read full story



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