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Diploma Student Bilal Mustafa elected as a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London

April 13, 2023

Bilal, a zoologist  from Pakistan, and currently a student in our Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice, has been elected as a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London (FLS). It is a real honour for a young professional to join such an esteemed society, whose illustrious members include the likes of ... Read full story

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What lies beyond protected areas for carnivores in a Himalayan conservation landscape?

February 25, 2023

By Karma Choki We often think of tigers and protected areas when we think of Bhutan. But Bhutan has more to offer. Steered by sound conservation policy and stern environmental legislation, Bhutan’s conservation landscape provides a haven for wildlife. Although Bhutan is known for protecting more than half of its total geographical land, little is ... Read full story

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British Hedgehog Preservation Society funds important research to improve the treatment of sick hedgehogs

February 3, 2023

2023 is off to a brilliant start as the British Hedgehog Preservation Society commits to a research grant for Dr Sophie Lund Rasmussen, also known as Dr Hedgehog, our resident hedgehog specialist at WildCRU. Dr Sophie Lund Rasmussen will lead a comprehensive and important study on the microbiomes of European hedgehogs in the UK ... Read full story

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Not seeing the forest for the trees: Generalised linear model out-performs random forest in species distribution modelling for Southeast Asian felids

March 2, 2023

Paper by Luca Chiaverini, David W. Macdonald, Andrew J. Hearn, Żaneta Kaszta, Eric Ash, Helen M. Bothwell, Özgün Emre Can, Phan Channa, Gopalasamy Reuben Clements, Iding Achmad Haidir, Pyae Phyoe Kyaw, Jonathan H. Moore, Akchousanh Rasphone, Cedric Kai Wei Tan, Samuel A. Cushman. Habitat suitability models represent a precious ... Read full story

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How long do hedgehogs live? Dr Hedgehog discovers the world’s oldest European hedgehog

February 15, 2023

A new study shows that hedgehogs may reach a very high age despite inbreeding. During 2016 over 400 volunteers collected dead hedgehogs throughout Denmark for the research project ”The Danish Hedgehog Project”, which is led by WildCRU Research Associate Dr Sophie Lund Rasmussen. Sophie, who is also known as Dr Hedgehog, examined a total of ... Read full story

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How Cats Share a Forest

January 19, 2023

Our third short film on SEAsia research features a recently published open access article: Investigating Carnivore Guild Structure: Spatial and Temporal Relationships amongst Threatened Felids in Myanmar by Pyae Phyoe Kyaw, David W. Macdonald, Ugyen Penjor, Saw Htun, Hla Naing, Dawn Burnham, Żaneta Kaszta, and Samuel A. Cushman. In ... Read full story

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