Founded in 1986, WildCRU is part of the University of Oxford, within the Department of Zoology. It is a recognised world leader tackling the emerging biodiversity crisis and wider environmental issues by bridging the gap between academic theory and practical problem solving. WildCRU, with over 50 researchers, is one of the largest and most productive conservation research institutes in the world. With a longstanding specialization in wild carnivores, and supported by Panthera, it is now pursuing the goal to become the world’s foremost university centre for felid conservation research. SATIB Conservation Trust has been a supporter of WildCRU’s Hwange Lion Project for over 5 years.