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WildCRU’s David Macdonald is named British conservation hero

May 12, 2015

Professor David Macdonald, founding Director of Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), has been ranked third in a list of Britain’s 50 most influential conservation heroes. In The Wildlife Power List Professor Macdonald is ranked ahead of Sir David Attenborough (4th) and behind broadcaster Chris Packham (2nd) and conservationist Jane Goodall (1st). The Wildlife Power ... Read full story

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WildCRU students in the London/Varsity Marathon

April 29, 2015

Two DPhil students at WildCRU, Ewan Macdonald and Carly Easby, participated in the London Marathon on Sunday 26th April 2015, running for the Oxford University Cross Country Club (OUCCC). In addition to the main race, the London Marathon also hosts the annual Oxford Vs Cambridge varsity match. Ewan, who works on clouded leopards in Borneo, ... Read full story

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Dr Lucy Tallents wins teaching innovation award

April 15, 2015

Dr Lucy Tallents is a winner in the ‘Higher Ed Online/Hybrid’ category of the 2015 Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award (TWSIA), for her newly-developed course in ‘Conservation statistics’. Sakai is an open-source Virtual Learning Environment, and is known in Oxford as WebLearn.  The Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award recognises excellence ... Read full story

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY NEWS RELEASE: Wild herbivore decline may lead to ‘empty landscape’

May 11, 2015

Decline of large wild herbivores may lead to an ‘empty landscape’ The global decline of large wild herbivores, especially in Africa and Asia, is raising the spectre of an ‘empty landscape’ in some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Many populations of animals, such as rhinoceroses, zebras, camels, elephants, and tapirs, are diminishing or ... Read full story

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Welcome visitors to WildCRU

April 28, 2015

WildCRU were delighted and privileged to welcome Prof Lord Robert May to the Recanati-Kaplan Centre on the occasion of the DPhil viva examination of WildCRU graduate student, Arjun Gopalaswamy on 9th April 2015. Lord May, appointed as Oxford’s internal examiner, was joined by a second eminent scientist taking the role of the external examiner, Prof ... Read full story

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WildCRU student collaborator’s Golden Cat article in Africa Geographic

April 13, 2015

WildCRU collaborator and Kaplan Scholar, Laila Bahaa-el-din, writes about her PhD study on golden cats in in Africa Geographic. "Of the African cats, the one you’re least likely to have heard of is the African golden cat. It lives in the rainforests along the Equator, is very shy, and successfully avoids people – that is, ... Read full story

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