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Large fenced reserves an effective way to bring wolves back to Scotland

June 14, 2018

David Macdonald led the WildCRU component of a team including the Universities of Sussex and Kent, that indicates that for wolves to be effective at directly reducing red deer numbers and allowing nature to recover in the Scottish Highlands they may need to be reintroduced to very large fenced reserve. A fenced area, which would also ... Read full story


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Dinder, a forgotten corner of African wilderness

June 5, 2018

In 2016, an expedition led by WildCRU’s Dr Hans Bauer  ‘discovered’ a lion population in a transboundary ecosystem with two National Parks, Dinder (Sudan) and Alatash (Ethiopia). Those lions had been protected by authorities and communities for a long time; they simply went unnoticed by the international community due to its remoteness and few visitors. ... Read full story


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Ethical wildlife control

May 31, 2018

WildCRU’s Dr Sandra Baker was a co-author on a now highly-cited paper, International consensus principles for ethical wildlife control (Dubois, S., et al. 2017. Conservation Biology 31(4): 753-760). The team have now produced the following infographic summarising in images the findings of the paper. Click ... Read full story


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How international treaties can help lions

June 12, 2018

Lions are, collectively, in trouble. Recent estimates suggest populations of wild lions in Africa have fallen below 30,000 in number. In an ongoing collaboration with legal researchers Arie Trouwborst and Melissa Lewis at Tilburg Law School, researchers at WildCRU have been asking how international treaties can help to save the species. In ... Read full story


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Ending fur trade in the UK

May 31, 2018

Ahead of next week’s parliamentary debate over the importation of fur into the UK, WildCRU’s Dr Sandra Baker joins animal behaviour professionals and vets in signing a letter to Michael Gove in support of a ban. Other signatories include Chris Packham and Dr Jane Goodall. Read about it in The Independent and in a letter ... Read full story


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Wildlife Conservation Course 2018 – A Magical Journey

May 31, 2018

Dark forces seep into the enchanted forest. This awakes the mythical creatures, some cast their spells for protection, others attack with their magic while some succumb to the evil temptation. This may sound like a scene from Harry Potter, but it’s actually the story for a conservation education ... Read full story



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