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New study taps into existing data to reveal multi-species habitat associations in Africa’s largest TFCA

June 24, 2022

Over the years, WildCRU has amassed an impressive range of data thanks to the hard work of our field teams across the world. Although many of these datasets are collected with a specific study or analysis in mind, our researchers are also constantly thinking of new ways to explore research questions using the data that ... Read full story

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Counting cats – new Lion Landscapes research

May 30, 2022

Have you ever thought about how we count cats (and other wildlife) in the field? Counting wildlife is critical to inform conservation management - and ensure that our activities are having an impact. Traditionally, spotted cats are the easiest to count: they have distinct, unique spot patterns, which allows you to identify individuals in photographs; this ... Read full story

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An update from the Cheetah Conservation Project Zimbabwe

May 19, 2022

Cheetah populations are racing towards extinction across much of Africa, but in Zimbabwe their current status is unknown. The last major cheetah census was carried out in 2015, and recorded huge population declines across the country - but what has happened since then? One WildCRU alumn is working to find out. Dr Lovemore Sibanda, a ... Read full story

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Geraldine Werhahn summarises the Asian wolf’s evolutionary history

June 1, 2022

Wolves in Asia have been comparably little studied but merit more attention from science and conservation. A new study led by WildCRU researcher Geraldine Werhahn, in collaboration with Dr. Helen Senn from RZSS WildGenes, summarizes the available science to date on Asian wolf evolutionary history. The genus Canis (generally the most ‘wolf-like’ Canids) can ... Read full story

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Professor David Macdonald listed as the 26th most influential academic in the disciplines of Ecology and Evolution

May 27, 2022

At the WildCRU, tangible conservation impact is our raison d’être. But the devil is in the detail: how we measure conservation impact is highly subjective, and no single metric can truly capture the many ways in which we impact conservation science and practice around the world. As a research group within the University of Oxford, ... Read full story

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Research finds that donkey skins may act as a cover for illegal wildlife trade

May 11, 2022

Published by Saïd Business School news. "Newly published research raises important concerns about whether the trade in donkey skins is being used as a cover for smuggling illegal wildlife products. The research, published today in Conservation Science and Practice, reveals novel links between the global trade in donkey skins and ... Read full story

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