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Ruaha Carnivore Project featured in article about the future for Africa’s lions

July 20, 2016

Africa’s lions face an uncertain future but across the continent, conservation projects and their partners are working tirelessly to try to protect these incredible animals. One of those project’s is WildCRU’s Ruaha Carnivore Project, as highlighted in the report below, which also provides some interesting history on captive lion presence in the USA.

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WildCRU and RECaP revealing pine marten habitat use

July 11, 2016

A collaborative effort between WildCRU and RECaP Laboratory at Michingan State University, has set out to evaluate the habitat use of European Pine Martens. The pine marten has been traditionally thought of as a strict dweller of woodland. Using an extensive camera-trapping survey in the Scottish Highlands by WildCRU alumnus Kerry Kilshaw, WildCRU and RECaP ... Read full story

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Cecil’s legacy discussed in the Guardian

June 28, 2016

The question of Cecil the Lion’s legacy and WildCRU’s Trans Kalahari Predator Project, led by Dr Andy Loveridge, was featured in the Guardian environment section today. The Trans Kalahari Predator Project is one of WildCRU’s largest and longest running projects, focussed on the lions across this region of Africa, and their interactions ... Read full story

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EWCP Annual Report just out

July 19, 2016

The Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme is a partnership of WildCRU with the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority established in 1995. With a global population of fewer than 500 animals perching on the Roof of Africa and threatened by habitat loss and disease Ethiopian wolves are Africa’s most threatened carnivore. Read about our work in ... Read full story

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David Macdonald featured in Oxford Martin School video

June 29, 2016

What can the reaction to the death of Cecil the lion tell us about human co-operation? In which contexts can humans become ‘super-cooperators’ and overcome self-interest to act for the common good? The Oxford Martin Programme on Natural Governance, is a new research initiative set up to study this issue. Reactions to the death of Cecil the ... Read full story

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Ruaha Carnivore Project features in Geographical

June 20, 2016

WildCRU’s Ruaha Carnivore Project, led by Dr Amy Dickman was featured in the May 2016 edition of Geographical, the magazine of the Royal Geographic Society. This great article by Sarah Gilbert highlights the complexity of working with remote communities who kill carnivores for cultural reasons, as well as in response to attacks on ... Read full story

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