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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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Defra awards first David Macdonald Fellowship

December 2, 2014

The first David Macdonald Fellowship has been awarded by Defra to Shayla Ellick. Shayla graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 2012 with a BSc (Hons) 1st class in Environmental Management. During her degree she undertook a placement year with the UK Overseas Territories Programme at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, working on their Online ... 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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Winner of the 2014 Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa

November 27, 2014

WildCRU are proud and delighted to congratulate Herizo Andrianandrasana, the winner of the 2014 Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa, announced in London on 25th November. Herizo graduated from WildCRU’s Recanati-Kaplan Centre Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice in 2009 returning to his community-based conservation work in Madagascar, which ... Read full story

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