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Batty trade-offs between survival and reproduction

February 11, 2019

There’s no such thing as a free lunch which, as David Macdonald reports, is a punishing truth for mammals, and especially for small ones. Survival and reproduction are worthy goals in the evolutionary race, but both require energy, and in deference to the laws of physics, the smaller you are, the greater the handicap of ... Read full story

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Moreangels Mbizah Selected as a TED Fellow

January 23, 2019

WildCRU's Moreangels Mbizah to present at TED2019, joining the newest class of 20 global visionaries. WildCRU alumnus Moreangels Mbizah has been selected as a TED Fellow, joining a class of 20 change-makers from around the world to deliver a talk on the TED stage this April in Vancouver. Dr Mbizah was selected for the work she is ... Read full story

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The Ruaha Carnivore Project team visits Zimbabwe

January 11, 2019

This week the team from WildCRU’s Ruaha Carnivore Project (RCP), based in Tanzania, are excited to share news all the way from Zimbabwe. Three of the RCP staff are currently in Zimbabwe for the week to visit one of WILDCRU’s other long-term projects, the Hwange Lion Research Project, part of the Trans Kalahari ... Read full story

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Now You See Me, Now You Don’t

January 30, 2019

WildCRU's Dr Amy Dickman is spokesperson for National Geographic as they raise awareness of its Big Cats Initiative with a disappearing poster in London, designed by street artist, Dean Zeus Colman. The emotive artwork is a poignant reminder of the role humans play in the demise of big cats. A 260 sq. ft missing cat poster with ... Read full story

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Danai Gurira, actress and playwright, visits WildCRU’s Hwange Lion Research Project

January 22, 2019

Danai Gurira, a wildlife conservation ambassador, recently visited the Hwange Lion Research Project, part of the Trans Kalahari Predator Programme, in Zimbabwe. Danai  (who played Okoye in the 2018 movie Black Panther) was met and hosted by Lovemore Sibanda, and spent the greater part of the visit tracking and learning about lions in ... Read full story

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WILDCRU-WAP collaboration culminates in confiscation of wildlife photo-props in Puerta Alegria, Peru

December 21, 2018

WildCRU is dedicated to action and impact, our mission statement first formalised in 1986 is to achieve practical solutions to conservation problems through original scientific research. So, when earlier this month we published our new findings in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism, we greatly hoped our work would lead to measurable impact. The paper, (... Read full story

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