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Toolkit for supporting conservation decision makers in Myanmar

April 21, 2020

Optimizing the trade-off between development goals and conservation is essential to minimize the effects of rapid land use change on biodiversity. In our third short video in a series from WildCRU’s Clouded Leopard Programme, we present an analysis of the impact of major international development on clouded leopard population connectivity, landscape dynamics and ... Read full story


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WildCRU’s Adjany Costa appointed as Angola’s Minister of Culture, Tourism and the Environment

April 15, 2020

David Macdonald congratulates Adjany Costa and reflects that almost every WildCRU graduate student for the last thirty years has aspired to use their understanding of nature and its process to inform policy and influence government. None, however, has accomplished this, or even dreamt of accomplishing it, with the speed and aplomb of Adjany Costa. ... Read full story


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Nadine Adrianna Sugianto’s career path: from veterinary medicine, to badgers in Oxford, and now orangutans

April 1, 2020

Dr. Nadine Adrianna Sugianto completed her DPhil with WildCRU in 2018 on reproductive biology of the European badger (Meles meles). We are delighted to congratulate her at the beginning of her post doctoral career, working on The Orangutan Enclosure Design Tool (EDT), for Kalimantan-Indonesia, as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Locomotor Ecology and Biomechanics Lab, School of Bioscience, University of Birmingham. ... Read full story


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A remarkable paper led by Julius Bright Ross delves into WildCRU’s 32-year long badger demographic data

April 15, 2020

Having devoted 32 years to gathering data on the births, deaths, and marriages of badgers in Oxfordshire, it has been exciting to see a pay-off to our doggedness, writes David Macdonald in celebration of a remarkable paper led by Julius Bright Ross.  Julius, a talented doctoral student who arrived at WildCRU from Easter Island via ... Read full story


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Help WildCRU’s conservation science from lockdown

April 3, 2020

If you are at home and looking for a way to engage in conservation, you CAN make a difference even from afar! Help us to classify our camera trap images from the field and be a part of this amazing citizen science initiative. Join the 3,449 volunteers that have helped us to classify over 3,000,000 photos ... Read full story


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Investigating the supply of wild Ball pythons for the global pet trade: first of a set of collaborative papers published

April 1, 2020

In an article published in Nature Conservation earlier last month, WildCRU associate Neil D’Cruze and senior researcher Lauren Harrington (together with Mark Auliya of the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, and other co-authors), describe how hunters in West Africa supply ball pythons to the global exotic pet trade. Through a process termed ‘ranching’ hunters ... Read full story



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