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Telomeres

November 7, 2019

One of the great mysteries of life, and a driving force in evolutionary ecology, is that we wear out. This distressing reality afflicts the badgers of Wytham Wood as much as it does the WildCRU team that studies them. Cell regeneration, that keeps the body functional and healthy, gradually becomes less efficient until tissues and organs ... Read full story


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Mongabay – How Laos lost its tigers

October 30, 2019

WildCRU's Akchousanh Rasphone featured in Mongabay, highlighting her research on large carnivores in Nam et-Phou Louey, Laos: 'A new paper in Global Conservation and Ecology finds that the last tigers of Laos vanished shortly after 2013 from Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area. And the scientists believe it was most likely a surge in snaring that did them in, despite large-scale ... Read full story


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‘Research Spotlight’ on WildCRU DPhil student, Tanesha Allen

October 18, 2019

Lanisha Butterfield writes for the The University of Oxford's Science Blog: Research Spotlight: Amazing people at Oxford who you should know about Black female scientists have historically borne the brunt of both racial and gender biases in their fields, and in a white male dominated industry like the sciences, their achievements can at times go unsung. These adverse ... Read full story


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WildCRU celebrate 20 years of lion research in Hwange National Park

October 30, 2019

In October 1999, twenty years ago this month, Andrew Loveridge and David Macdonald started the Hwange Lion Research Project, it has become one of the longest running conservation research projects in Africa. Situated in Zimbabwe’s vast Hwange National Park, the project has contributed to an understanding of lion population management, predator prey dynamics, lion conflicts ... Read full story


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WildCRU statement about trophy hunting debate

October 26, 2019

The Wildlife Conservation Research Unit’s (WildCRU) mission is to achieve practical solutions to conservation problems through original scientific research. This mission is delivered by the meticulous work of a diverse group of scientists, with varied professional expertise and differing views, united in a community of scientific debate guided by evidence. WildCRU receives financial support from ... Read full story


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WildCRU Academic Visitor, Dr Vivienne Williams, enjoys productive visit to All Souls

October 17, 2019

Dr Vivienne Williams, lead author of WildCRU/TRAFFIC original report on the lion bone trade, which has sparked a developing literature on the topic (largely written by WildCRU researchers https://www.wildcru.org/research/lion-bones/), was awarded a visiting Fellowship by Africans for Oxford. As a result Viv spent a very productive summer, resident at All Souls College, analysing ... Read full story



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