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David Macdonald celebrates a remarkable achievement for former WildCRU Panther, Tafadzwa Shumbu

May 21, 2019

Tafadzwa was a successful student on WildCRU’s Recanati-Kaplan Postgraduate Diploma. When he left us he returned to a post with Painted Dog Research Trust continuing to refine the project he had developed as part of his course requirements. Joining forces with WildCRU affiliate Bob Montgomery from Michigan University, Tadadzwa led a team that ... Read full story


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The IPBES Global Assessment on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services report is a wake-up call for us all. As a global community supporting Ethiopian wolf conservation: what are we doing and what can we do better?

May 8, 2019

  As crudely summarized in the first Intergovernmental Global Assessment on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (IPBES) report released today, terrestrial ecosystems and their wildlife are suffering from habitat loss and degradation at an unprecedented scale, and the main drivers are land use change and exploitation. We witness this reality as part of our Ethiopian ... Read full story


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New WildCRU study accompanies the creation of a development Tool Kit for planners in important areas of high biodiversity

May 7, 2019

It’s one thing to document forest loss, to understand its detailed ecological consequences and, even, to predict that in the face of inevitable development it will get worse. But can something useful be done? That was the question that lay behind more than five years of intensive fieldwork, and the collection of thousands of camera-trap ... Read full story


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Habitat use of the understudied ocelot in Brazilian Amazon basin using the species largest known dataset

May 9, 2019

Amazonia rainforest, a mysterious and wonderful land, supports more than half of the worlds’ species of plants and animals and also plays a major role in providing ecosystem services for human and sanctuaries for wildlife. Unfortunately, ongoing deforestation and habitat fragmentation, for social-economic reasons, are threaten these forest dwellers and their livelihood.... Read full story


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Wildlife Conservation Course 2019 – Game of Thrones theme – Philippines

May 7, 2019

From the Kingdom of Westeros, we hear about the storms of swords, a clash of kings, and even a dance with dragons. Steering clear of the fantasy and the action, we are left with something obvious: Man-made conflicts that leave the world exposed to larger threats. This calls for a conservation course that equips fearless ... Read full story


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Lions found in south Cameroon forest, far from their known range

May 7, 2019

When the Warden of Mpem and Djim National Park heard rumours of lions around his park, he decided to investigate. The nearest known lion population is in Faro National Park 300km to the North, and it seemed impossible that these lions could have dispersed across the human-dominated landscapes all the way to Mpem and Djim. ... Read full story



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