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Dr Sandra Baker presents at animal welfare conference

April 3, 2019

WildCRU’s Dr Sandra Baker spoke at the Wild Animal Welfare Committee conference in Edinburgh on 27th March. The conference theme was Who are the guardians of wild animal welfare? In her presentation, Sandra revealed surprising gaps and inconsistencies in the UK trapping legislation and presented three case studies on how human behaviour might be influenced to ... Read full story


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Corridors, Connectivity & Landscape Modelling – KAZA TFCA

February 28, 2019

WildCRU's Landscape Ecology team led by Dr Samuel Cushman and Dr Zaneta Kastza, together with the Trans Kalahari Predator Programme team, have recently hosted workshops in Botswana and Zimbabwe with relevant stakeholders and colleagues in conservation, landscape planning and development. Across Africa, growing human and livestock populations are driving an increased demand for resources and conversion of ... Read full story


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Public Engagement Seed fund awarded for dissemination of the WildCRU game

February 19, 2019

The creators of the WildCRU game have recently been awarded Public Engagement Seed fund by the University to produce and disseminate the game to the wider public. Created by Ms. Jennifer Spencer and Dr. Cedric Tan, the WIldCRU board game is a co-operative board-game that features stories and research of real researchers. It was developed to ... Read full story


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WildCRU to co-host 2020 International Conference on Human-wildlife Conflict and Coexistence

March 7, 2019

Dr Alexandra Zimmermann, Chair of the IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force, and WildCRU Director Professor David Macdonald are pleased to announce that we will be co-organising an international conference on human-wildlife conflict and coexistence in Oxford in April 2020, together with IUCN and the Global Wildlife Program of the World Bank. The ... Read full story


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Dr. Cedric Tan awarded Social Impact Award from the Division

February 19, 2019

For his work to influence the conservation decision to protect the habitat of clouded leopards at Ulu Muda forest, Dr. Cedric Tan has been awarded the Social Impact Award from the Mathematics, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS) Division. The MPLS Impact Awards aim to foster and raise awareness of impact and prepare the ground for the ... Read full story


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Batty trade-offs between survival and reproduction

February 11, 2019

There’s no such thing as a free lunch which, as David Macdonald reports, is a punishing truth for mammals, and especially for small ones. Survival and reproduction are worthy goals in the evolutionary race, but both require energy, and in deference to the laws of physics, the smaller you are, the greater the handicap of ... Read full story



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