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WildCRU alumnus promoted to Country Program Director of WCS Myanmar

October 3, 2018

WildCRU congratulates its accomplished alumnus, Saw Htun, a star of the Diploma class of 2010, and since then a close collaborator (Saw was a co-author of our important paper on clouded leopards and marbled cats in Myanmar). This week sees Saw Htun promoted to Country Program Director for WCS in Myanmar. A ... Read full story


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New light flashed on the little known endangered cats of Sumatra’s dark forests: a camera trapping study of clouded leopards and golden cats.

September 20, 2018

Studying invisible animals takes time but turns out to be worth it, reflects David Macdonald as WildCRU and collaborators publish the findings of a remarkable study of Sunda clouded leopards in Sumatra. Its getting towards a decade since I decided to expand our long-term study of clouded leopards in Sabah not only throughout Borneo but ... Read full story


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Training at WildCRU: Gems from the cutting room floor

September 12, 2018

In September, David Macdonald was nominated for the Award for Conservation Excellence (ACE) and the organisers commissioned a 4-minute film to promote his nomination (you can see that film on David's web page here: https://www.wildcru.org/members/professor-david-macdonald-cbe-dsc-frse/). The cameraman, Cody Altizer, felt there was masses of interest in the unused material and, being excited by the ... Read full story


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The WildCRU game featured in Sustainability Times

October 3, 2018

WildCRU Postdoctoral Researcher and Diploma tutor Cedric Tan, and WildCRU Diploma Administrator and IT Support Jennifer Spencer designed The WildCRU Game, to promote the work of conservation biologists and ecologists in an innovative board game. The game blends Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style encounters with biology and ecology trivia to put the players into the roles of WildCRU ... Read full story


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WildCRU Conservation Geopolitics Forum

September 18, 2018

3 WEEKS LEFT TO SUBMIT PAPER / POSTER ABSTRACTS 19th - 22nd March 2019, Oxford, UK Wildlife is threatened by challenges that are global in scale. These challenges are influenced by geopolitical relationships between countries, and their multiple, sometimes conflicting but often overlapping interests. Understanding and addressing the role of geopolitics in wildlife conservation requires diverse forms ... Read full story


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Evidence, at least when supported by a vocal public voice, can influence policy and politics, writes David Macdonald

September 10, 2018

Efforts to ban logging at Ulu Muda forest reserve, one of our clouded leopard study sites (in Malaysia) have been successful and WildCRU’s research played a significant role in this achievement. Last year, WildCRU led the creation of the “Saving Ulu Muda” video to inform the wider public of the importance of Ulu Muda as ... Read full story



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