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Claudio Sillero interviewed on Indian Tiger conservation

February 3, 2015

WildCRU Deputy Director, Professor Claudio Sillero, was interviewed for FM4 Austrian radio station about Indian Tiger conservation. The interview can be heard via a link at the bottom of this page on the FM4 website. A quote from the interview: "I would like to commend the Indian authorities for what they have achieved so far. ... Read full story


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WildCRU member receives Compassionate Conservation Commendation

February 2, 2015

Dr Sandra Baker, who is the Humane Society Research Fellow at WildCRU, has received a Commendation in the 2014 Virginia McKenna Awards for Compassionate Conservation. For over 15 years Sandra has worked on issues relating to wild animal welfare, including human-wildlife conflict, humane wildlife management, foxhunting and the wildlife trade. ... Read full story


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WildCRU’s Scottish Wildcat work highlighted

February 2, 2015

The Scotsman newspaper website recently ran an article about the work being done on the Scottish Wildcat by WildCRU's Dr Ruairidh Campbell. From the article: Wildcats, which live only in the Highlands, are rarer than the Bengal tiger.  The photos show wildcats playing with bait, and a black mother cat with an army of ... Read full story


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WildCRU analysis on trade in live carnivores and primates

February 2, 2015

A new analysis of IUCN trade records by WildCRU’s Dr Lauren Harrington reveals that an alarming proportion of carnivores and primates traded live legally are taken from the wild. Frequently traded species, taken predominantly from the wild, included squirrel monkeys, capuchins, fennec foxes and kinkajous – all of which are popular ... Read full story


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First global study of human-bear conflict by WildCRU

February 2, 2015

WildCRU's Dr Ozgun Emre Can and Professor David Macdonald recently worked with world bear experts to complete a global review study on human-bear conflict covering 59 countries. The first study presenting the status of conflict between people and all seven terrestrial bear species ... Read full story


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WildCRU alumnus discusses Rhino conservation in National Geographic

January 28, 2015

WildCRU alumnus, Dr Cristian Bonacic, was recently featured in a National Geographic article asking what Rhinoceros conservation in South Afica could learn from Vicuna conservation in South America. "I strongly believe that farming rhinos for horn production will drive the last specimens of a unique species into a scenario where they'll become ... Read full story



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