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WildCRU lion conservation project wins University Public Engagement Award

June 29, 2017

A lion conservation project led by Dr Amy Dickman of WildCRU, Department of Zoology has won an award in this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards, which celebrate public engagement work across the University. The announcement was made at an awards ceremony at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History on 28 June hosted ... Read full story


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Wildlife Conservation Course 2017 at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

June 13, 2017

"Danger is afoot – the world’s carnivores are disappearing! Equipped with superhero powers, a team of Southeast Asian environmentalists have just 13 days to save the world’s carnivores from extinction." This may sound like the plot for an action movie, but it’s actually the basis for a conservation education course that equips conservationists to handle all-too-real ... Read full story


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Since the 1970s Borneo has lost a staggering 30% of its forests. What next?

May 26, 2017

The answer comes from a new study that will help conservation planners not only in Borneo, but for forests around the world. This novel approach models the factors associated with deforestation risk to predict the future, and therefore to plan more effectively. The study is relevant to forests everywhere, but the researchers focused on those of ... Read full story


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BBC covers one of WildCRU’s lion projects

June 28, 2017

The BBC's online magazine recently profiled the work of WildCRU's Amy Dickman and her team, who are working to ease human-carnivore coexistence in Tanzania's Ruaha landscape. A variety of different approaches are needed to resolve human-wildlife conflict, and in this case they involve employing local warriors, providing community benefits from wildlife presence, and using what ... Read full story


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David Macdonald writes, “It was more than 30 years ago that I was thrilled to become the first Chairman of the newly created IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group, and 20 years later to pass that role to WildCRU’s Claudio Sillero, so imagine our pleasure at co-authoring a study, published today, with an outstanding WildCRU doctoral student on what may turn out to be a new species of wolf.”

June 7, 2017

This new study shows that the Himalayan wolf lineage deserves taxonomic recognition at subspecies level (i.e. C. lupus himalayensis). It remains to be seen whether Himalayan wolves are actually a separate species, but discovering this is the mission of Geraldine Werhahn, the remarkable doctoral student who is leading our study. Geraldine, who was awarded the Oxford-Lady Margaret ... Read full story


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Oxford University collaboration wins ‘green Oscar’ for conservation

May 18, 2017

WildCRU congratulates Ximena Velez-Liendo who, on 18th May, won a prestigious Whitley Award, presented by HRH Princess Anne. Ximena is the first post-doctoral Chester Conservation Fellow at the WildCRU, and her amazing success is a wonderful jewel in the crown of the new partnership between Chester Zoo and WildCRU. Ximena works with Andean bears in Bolivia. ... Read full story



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