UNDERSTANDING HUMAN-WILDLIFE CONFLICT

TOOLS FOR CHANGE

We have developed a pilot program for training farmers in non-lethal livestock protection techniques and introducing a small-scale insurance scheme.

CREATING BOUNDARIES

CUTTING EDGE SCIENCE

Our wild dog research program continuing into its 31st year.

INSPIRING KIDS WHO CARE

COACHING CONSERVATION

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BIO BOUNDARY PROJECT

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OUR AIMS

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

To promote the sustainability of threatened and endangered carnivore species and their habitats in Botswana through education, applied conservation research and effective management.

CONFLICT MITIGATION

To support ongoing successful management programs and to develop and apply new techniques that sustainably protect threatened carnivores in their natural habitats and ecosystems.

EDUCATION

To build capacity among local Batswana, through training and mentoring, to ensure there are skilled conservationists and wildlife custodians for the future.

RESEARCH

Other current graduate student research.

UNDERSTANDING THE PATTERNS OF AFRICAN WILD DOG DISPERSAL (LYCAON PICTUS)

Dispersal of individuals is a fundamental process governing the dynamics of socially and spatially structured populations. There is, however, a mismatch between our understanding of the complexity of dispersal and our representation of dispersal in population dynamic models. This is particularly the case for species characterized by long-distance dispersal, such as the African wild dog, as the fate of dispersers is often unknown and consequently neglected. 

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INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF LONG-DISTANCE ROARING AND SCENT MARKING IN THE SOCIAL INTERACTIONS OF LIONS (PANTHERA LEO)

Being the only felid in which both sexes are social, lions are likely to have evolved a range of communicative signals that allow them to both coordinate their activities with group members, and also to defend their territories from rival lions. Geoff’s research has further explored what information lions communicate to conspecifics through their long-distance vocalisations…

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PREDATOR CONSERVATION PROGRAM

The goal of the BPCT is to preserve Africa’s large carnivore guild, that is African Wild Dog, Cheetah, Leopard, African Lion and Spotted Hyaena. In order to achieve thisour research focuses on the following:

  • The behaviour and ecology of threatened and endangered large carnivore species
  • The effect of human development on wildlife species and their habitats
  • The impact of management and development policies and activities relating to these areas

Through this line of enquiry we intent to better understand the natural mechanisms of conflict avoidance and strategies for co-existence within the large predator guild, ensuring that the appropriate measures are in place for a healthy guild population in protected lands.

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AFRICAN WILD DOG

On-the-ground reporting coverage and updated from the ream at our camp; and around the world.

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REVEALING THE SECRET LIFE OF WILD DOGS

February 11, 2020

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CONSERVATION TECHNOLOGIES IN AFRICAN WILD DOG BEHAVIOURAL RESEARCH

December 1, 2019

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