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WildCRU-African Leadership University Scholarships awarded

December 6, 2018

Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), in conjunction with the African Leadership University (ALU), has announced the award of 4 prestigious scholarships funding attendance at a global conservation meeting in Oxford next year. Terence Chambati (Uganda), Nqobizitha Ndlovu (South Africa), Noel Mbise (Tanzania) and Edwin Tambara (Kenya), all students on ALU’s Conservation ... Read full story

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Monitoring and identifying Bengal tigers and common leopards in Nepal

November 23, 2018

Living with Tigers Project lead researcher Amy Fitzmaurice ran a successful training workshop for Nepal Tiger Trust (NTT) on WildTrack’s Footprint Identification Technique (FIT). The training was part of a new collaborative project to build a database of pictures of Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) and common leopard (Panthera pardus fusca) ... Read full story

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David Macdonald writes of WildCRU’s pride at the success of Dr Moreangels Mbizah

November 14, 2018

Last week at the remarkable Business of Conservation conference in Kigali I learned that the African Leadership University had appointed a Conservationist in Residence – what a brilliant idea. Moments later, the Conservationist in Residence came bounding towards me (bounding in so far as a foot in plaster allowed). Imagine my delight to discover that ... Read full story

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New studies published in Nature Conservation provide valuable insights into the illegal trade in pangolins

December 3, 2018

Two new studies published today in Nature Conservation, led by WildCRU research colleague Dr Neil D’Cruze of World Animal Protection (WAP), and WildCRU’s Dr Lauren Harrington, provide valuable local insights into the illegal trade in pangolins. Virtually unknown in the western world until recently, pangolins have gained media coverage by having the dubious honour ... Read full story

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The achievements of Akchousanh Rasphone

November 15, 2018

WildCRU toasts the great achievements of Akchousanh Rasphone who, last week, has just accomplished a very successful viva on her doctoral thesis. From left to right: Dr Jan Kamler, Professor Richard Grenyer, Akchousanh Rasphone, Dr Mathias Tobler & Professor David Macdonald The subject of Akchou¹s research, set in ... Read full story

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The African Leadership University’s Business of Conservation Conference

November 5, 2018

Philip Ihenacho (of Africa Nature Investors, Nigeria) and WildCRU’s David Macdonald meeting His Excellency President Paul Kagame at the African Leadership University’s Business of Conservation Conference in Kigali which attracted 300 delegates from across Africa in a meeting fizzing with originality and innovation. David and Philip are members of ... Read full story

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