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WildCRU Diploma alumnus, Girma Eshete Genbere, successfully completes his PhD at Leiden University

September 13, 2017

Girma Eshete Genbere, a member of the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme, and a graduate of the WildCRU’s Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice, successfully defended his thesis at Leiden University on Monday 5th of September. Girma’s  research is part of an innovative collaboration between the prestigious Dutch university and the WildCRU. In his ... Read full story


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Ximena Velez-Liendo gives TEDx talk

September 13, 2017

Ximena Velez-Liendo, gave a TEDx talk at the TEDx El Molino event on 6th September, entitled 'A walk around the world, and why saving bears is worth it', about her 18 years promoting Andean bear conservation. The talk was about her long journey, the ecology, biology, evolution of the bear, why is such a ... Read full story


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Saving Ulu Muda

September 12, 2017

WildCRU is scrupulously impartial in gathering and evaluating evidence, but when that evidence points to a need for action its appropriate for us to speak out, writes David Macdonald at the launch of the Save Ulu Muda campaign. The greater Ulu Muda is a 160,000-hectare forest located at the east of the state of Kedah, in the northern ... Read full story


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RCP 2016 Digital Overview

September 13, 2017

WildCRU’s Ruaha Carnivore Project has come a long way since its inception in 2009, when we had a team of 3 in tiny tents, and had no trust with the local community, who were killing lions very frequently. Since then, we have developed multiple programmes to reduce conflict by reducing livestock losses, providing real benefits ... Read full story


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The only good one is a dead one, or is it?

September 13, 2017

When I began research on red foxes in the early ‘70s, the most common refrain, whether from vet’s battling rabies, gamekeeper’s rearing pheasants or shepherds was “the only good ones a dead one”, so it's a great pleasure to find that a generation of research hints at non-lethal control actually working, writes David Macdonald in ... Read full story


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Starting young

September 11, 2017

Education may be the greatest hope for conservation, and it needs to begin when people are very young. Children’s publishers Dorling Kindersley have just published a new book on Animals, to whet the appetite of 7 year olds. The book contains a spread advising the young readers on the possibility of a career ... Read full story



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