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The Okavango Delta Carnivore Survey

May 25, 2018

Part of Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, the Trans-Kalahari Predator Programme, has been operating in Botswana since 2013. Our main focus is the conservation of large carnivores, with a special focus on African lions. Our objectives are two-fold: we aim to conserve carnivores at a local scale by providing practical solutions for ... Read full story


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Ecosystem and Habitat Management: Research, Policy and Practice

May 16, 2018

“Ecosystem and Habitat Management: Research, Policy and Practice” was the theme of a recent and highly successful Association of Applied Biologists’ (AAB’s) two-day conference at the University of Worcester. Topics covered included habitat restoration, rewilding, invasive species management, agri-environment schemes and ecosystem services delivery, and there were excellent talks from many speakers, including George Peterken, ... Read full story


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Green Oscar for WildCRU collaborator, Anjali Watson, for her work with Sri Lankan leopards

April 26, 2018

Huge congratulations to Anjali Watson for winning a 2018 Whitley Award, with which she was presented by HRH Princess Anne at the Royal Geographical Society. We are so proud to be associated with the Sri Lankan leopard project run by Anjali and her husband Andrew Kittle which has already led to insightful science ... Read full story


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Andean Bear Project Awarded Darwin Initiative Grant

May 25, 2018

A Darwin Initiative grant has been awarded to a project run by Chester Zoo, in collaboration with WildCRU, for its work on human-wildlife conflict, working with communities for the conservation of Andean bears in Bolivia. Developed by Chester Zoo in partnership with WildCRU and Bolivian NGO PROMETA, the Andean bear project is working towards human-bear ... Read full story


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The Pond Collection at WildCRU – an interview with Dr Caroline Pond

May 14, 2018

The Pond Collection at WildCRU headquarters in Tubney is a wonderful zoological asset. Donated by Dr Caroline Pond, the Collection is a by-product of four decades of her research in comparative anatomy and physiology, specifically into the functional interpretation of the anatomical organisation of vertebrate adipose tissue (fats) and natural obesity. With skeletons, skins and ... Read full story


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Study sheds light on the movements of Sunda clouded leopards in Sabah

April 23, 2018

Kinabatangan: In a ground-breaking study published in the journal Biological Conservation, researchers in Borneo used satellite collars to provide the first detailed information about the movements of one of the world’s least known wild cats – the Sunda clouded leopard – and to provide recommendations for their conservation. The study took place in the ... Read full story



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