Founded in 1986, WildCRU was the first university-based conservation research unit in Europe. WildCRU is part of the University of Oxford, within the Department of Zoology.

WildCRU was founded and developed by David Macdonald, Oxford’s first Professor of Wildlife Conservation, who continues to guide its development. His concept was to tackle the emerging biodiversity crisis and wider environmental issues by bridging the gap between academic theory and practical problem solving.


Directory sectors: conservation & wildlife