Cecil Summit: Outreach Session

07 September 2016

Portrait of Professor David Macdonald

with Professor David Macdonald
Professor of Wildlife Conservation

Professor David Macdonald CBE DSc FRSE is the Director of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) in the Department of Zoology, which he founded in 1986. He researches aspects of fundamental biology relevant to solving practical problems of...

Watch the Cecil Summit's outreach session with University of Oxford academics, NGOs and international colleagues including ALWG and UNESCO. The summit, organised by by Oxford's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), together with Panthera, considered future initiatives to conserve the African lion. The topic is urgent because numbers of lions have plummeted over the last century from an oft quoted figure of around 200,000 to nowadays closer to 20,000 and falling. The workshop was prompted by global attention given to the death of Cecil the Lion, who had been tracked for years by WildCRU.