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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’s Myanmar Clouded Leopard Project

January 26, 2015

The study in Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary, Sagaing Region, Myanmar, started in full on 1st December 2014 after a thorough reconnaissance of the study area by the field team. It is now approaching halfway complete and already proving to be a great success, thanks to our local partner, WildCRU Diploma 2010 Alumni, Saw Htun, now Deputy ... 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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Bi-lingual educational giant otter book launches

January 12, 2015

Ms Jessica Groenendijk, a long-standing associate of WildCRU, has launched a bi-lingual illustrated booklet. She says, "We received funding last year from the Iris Darnton Foundation, through WildCRU, for the creation of an illustrated bilingual conservation education booklet, in Matsigenka and Spanish, for the Matsigenka communities in and around Manu. It is ... Read full story



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