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Practical Successes of WildCRU

August 7, 2015

A newsflash from David Macdonald who, together with Andy Loveridge, continues to explain the practical successes of WildCRU’s work with a focus on: Lions and local people Rural Africans living on the boundaries of protected areas are a frequently ignored component of the lion conservation equation. Subsistence farmers in on the boundary of Hwange National Park ... Read full story


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Cara Delevingne auctions watch in aid of Wildcru conservation efforts

August 6, 2015

David Macdonald, WildCRU’s Director writes that: Last week Dr Dawn Burnham and I were fumbling through suitcases in the baggage arrival area of Heathrow airport, returning from observing lions in South Africa. We had been attending an excellent conference at Rhodes University where Dawn had delivered a paper on WildCRU’s research on why charismatic big ... Read full story


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The Empire State Building and a reflection from David Macdonald

August 4, 2015

The photo of Cecil, projected onto the Empire State Building is deeply evocative. Of course, for Andy Loveridge and me, and our dedicated team at Hwange it leaves us reeling with emotion, and deep gratitude to the more than 11,000 people who have donated to our project. But more personally, I think back to the ... Read full story


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WildCRU making a difference

August 6, 2015

David Macdonald writes about how WildCRU has made a difference: I am fond of remarking that, in my experience, it is very difficult to be interesting, but very much more difficult to be useful. At the WildCRU we are hard taskmasters because we try to judge ourselves on whether we make a difference – our ... Read full story


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Followers of the Cecil Appeal

August 5, 2015

Another amazing opportunity for conservation as a result of your donations, says David Macdonald, WildCRU’s Director: we are striving to keep our donors and supporters up-to-date with developments. Two exciting developments have unfolded overnight. First, thanks to the remarkable generosity of Ty Beanie Babies, who have decided to donate the profits of a Cecil Beanie ... Read full story


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Amazing news about Cecil Appeal

August 4, 2015

Aided by the $100,000 matching pledge from Tom and Daphne Kaplan, intended to push the Cecil Appeal to half a million pounds, we have just crossed that line, and hope to keep the momentum. We are hugely grateful to all the donors, large and small, who have achieved this incredible memorial to the illegal death ... Read full story



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