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News flash from David Macdonald, Director of Oxford’s WildCRU

July 31, 2015

I have wonderful news for all those following the story of Cecil, and our work for lion conservation in Zimbabwe and beyond. Overnight, thousands of donors worldwide brought the total of the Cecil Appeal to £300,000. This is stupendous my colleague Andy Loveridge and I are overwhelmed and inspired. There is more. Minutes ago I ... Read full story


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David Macdonald thanks Cecil’s supporters around the world

July 29, 2015

Jimmy Kimmel implored his millions of listeners in the USA to make donations to support our work on lions, and conservation more widely. We are so grateful for this and for the up-welling of support for our work worldwide. People are telling us that they are copying our appeal to all their mailing lists and ... Read full story


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WildCRU postgraduate diploma alumna awarded SCCS-Cambridge intern prize

July 13, 2015

Malenoh Ndimbe, a Cameroonian alumnus of the Recanati-Kaplan Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice, recently returned to WildCRU as a sponsored intern to attend the annual Cambridge Student Conference on Conservation Science. Her presentation and research report secured the prize given to the top three interns. During her internship and under the ... Read full story


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A message from David Macdonald to all supporters of the Cecil Appeal

July 30, 2015

We are deeply grateful for the hundreds of messages of support you have sent – the value people attach to lions and wildlife conservation inspires us. We hope to keep in touch with you all as the months go forward. Many people ask about the fate of Cecil’s cubs – we are keeping watch. As ... Read full story


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Bones of Contention: lion bone trade report released

July 14, 2015

South Africa, 16th July 2015—A new study finds there is little evidence that the Lion bone trade in South Africa is currently adversely impacting wild Lion populations there, but warns the situation needs to be closely monitored and that too little is known about the situation elsewhere in Africa. The findings, by researchers from Oxford University’s ... Read full story


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WildCRU Otter article covers Journal of Zoology July issue

July 13, 2015

The cover of this month’s issue of Journal of Zoology (July 2015) displays a photo of a young giant otter. And the first article featured is one entitled 'Effects of territory size on the reproductive success and social system of the giant otter, south-eastern Peru' (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jzo.12231/abstract). We are proud to announce this publication, whose co-authors ... Read full story



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