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Wildlife Conservation Course hosted in Africa for the first time

February 5, 2020

WildCRU has collaborated with the African Leadership University School of Wildlife Conservation to bring the face-to-face Wildlife Conservation Coursen(WCC) to conservationists based in Africa in November 2019. For this course, we had 20 participants in all, with participants from Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Rwanda and 4 other countries. Many of them were on-the-ground field managers working ... Read full story


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Online trade in turtles jeopardizes China’s Yangtze wetlands

January 22, 2020

With the resurgence of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, the RSPCA caution children, and their parents, not to buy these reptiles as exotic pets, mindful of the estimated 250,000 red-eared terrapins purchased during the first wave of ‘Ninja Turtles’ in the 1990s. Bought when the size of a 50p coin, they can grow to ... Read full story


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New paper examining the risks and opportunities for sustainability of the Belt and Road Initiative’s Traditional Chinese Medicine trade

January 17, 2020

A new paper focusing on the conservation implications of the global expansion of Traditional Chinese medicine has just been published, led by the WildCRU’s Senior Research fellow in Conservation Geopolitics, Dr Amy Hinsley. The paper was written as part of a cross-sector collaboration, with experts in wildlife trade and sustainability from Oxford, Sun Yat Sen ... Read full story


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Research undertaken by Femke Broekhuis featured in new Netflix series ‘Night on Earth’

January 30, 2020

What do cheetahs get up to at night? Many would say ‘nothing’ as cheetahs are often perceived to only be active during the day.  But is that really the case? This was one of the questions that Femke Broekhuis was keen to find out during her doctoral research at WildCRU. Femke analysed data from ... Read full story


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New Study Confirms the Importance of Tiger Population in Thailand’s Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex

January 20, 2020

A new scientific survey has reinforced the importance of one of the world’s only remaining breeding populations of Indochinese tigers and provided evidence of tiger cubs in eastern Thailand. The study, published in Biological Conservation, discusses findings first announced in 2017 that the Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex supports a critically important breeding population of ... Read full story


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Record breaking Himalayan altitude record for the clouded leopard

December 20, 2019

Academics are teased for having their heads in the clouds, but for 10 years we at WildCRU have had our heads full of clouds – said David Macdonald, referring to the beautiful clouded leopards which WildCRU has studied across South East Asia as a biodiversity flagship for forest protection. Now, led by Dr Emre Can, ... Read full story



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