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WildCRU’s Innovative Teaching Methods Score a Hit in Myanmar

December 20, 2018

Two WildCRUers, Dr. Cedric Tan and Mr Kim Jacobsen, were invited to teach at this year’s (Transformation by Innovation in Distance Education) TIDE residential school at Mandalay University in Myanmar. The 60 workshop participants were lecturers from universities across Myanmar and they attended lessons on the environmental theme. This project runs in conjunction with the ... Read full story


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World Travel Market – WildCRU and Responsible Wildlife Tourism

December 12, 2018

The good, the bad and the ugly – wildlife tourism can, in its various guises, be all three, writes David Macdonald, and while the good part may be the salvation of wildlife and a joy to the participants, weeding out the bad and the ugly is important. This is why WildCRU’s Dr Tom Moorhouse ... Read full story


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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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WildCRU authors publish landmark official document to conserve Sumatran tigers

December 20, 2018

What a thrill to see three out of six distinguished authors of a unique official national document were WildCRU trained, writes David Macdonald in celebration of a remarkable landmark in the conservation of Sumatran tigers: the Sumatran tiger is the only surviving Indonesian subspecies of, and intensive monitoring of their numbers and protection are crucial. Rising ... Read full story


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An Asian wolf living on thin air

December 10, 2018

When the air gets thin, the going gets breathless (unless you adapt, as many trainee athletes know). David Macdonald celebrates the longest in a long line of WildCRU discoveries about the remarkable adaptations of wild Canids*, this time by remarkable field scientist Geraldine Werhahn. We are accustomed to bathing in Geraldine’s reflected glory: not ... 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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