Professor Claudio Sillero

Research Interests

I am a conservation biologist dedicated to the conservation of threatened species, mitigation of people-wildlife conflict, impacts of disease, protected areas management, transfrontier conservation and the role of networks in conservation. I maintain an interest in the behavioural ecology of carnivores, particularly the biology and conservation of wild canids, focus of my early research.

Additional Information

I joined the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) in 1988, soon after its creation. Its aim is to undertake original research on aspects of fundamental biology relevant to solving practical problems of wildlife conservation and environmental management. Read about

I am currently James Marsh Professor-at-Large at the University of Vermont, the Chair of the IUCN Canid Specialist Group, and the Head of Conservation for international NGO the Born Free Foundation.

  • Himalayan wolf distribution and admixture based on multiple genetic markers

  • Lion and spotted hyaena abundance in Dinder National Park, Sudan

  • Open-source, low-cost modular GPS collars for monitoring and tracking wildlife

  • Perspectives of traditional Himalayan communities on fostering coexistence with Himalayan wolf and snow leopard

  • The giant that makes do with little: small and easy-to-leave home ranges found in the giant root-rat

  • Interspecific Gene Flow Shaped the Evolution of the Genus Canis

  • Conservation implications for the Himalayan wolf Canis (lupus) himalayensis based on observations of packs and home sites in Nepal

  • Effects of publication bias on conservation planning.

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