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 Dr Andrew Loveridge Project Leader Hwange Lion Research Project andrew.loveridge@zoo.ox.ac.uk www.wildcru.orgLarge predators are some of the most charismatic of Africa’s wildlife, epitomising the raw beauty of the continent’s wild places. Southern Africa is well endowed with protected areas and the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA), spanning parts of Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, is a stronghold for many of Africa’s precious predators. The lion... Read On
Posted In: Hwange
  BY :  DR MATTHEW BECKER matt@zambiacarnivores.orghttp://www.zambiacarnivores.org/The African lion is perhaps the most iconic of the continent’s wildlife, but as with all such species, lions continue to decline across the continent due to human impacts. In the face of ever-increasing threats, the importance of large landscapes and large wild lion populations only increases.Zambia is of key significance for lion conservation; it borders eight countries, is part of three... Read On
Posted In: Luangwa
 By:  KRISTINA KESCH, ANDREW LOVERIDGE & DAVID MACDONALDWildlife Conservation Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK. www.wildcru.orgwww.elephantswithoutborders.org Why do zebras matter to lions – well, aside from the fact that lions eat them, both these species may use the same corridors to move about the region.In Botswana, Dominik Bauer and Kristina Kesch of Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit have been dedicated to... Read On
Posted In: Chobe
 By: GEOFF GILFILLAN - PhD Candidate, University of Sussexjazzygilf@gmail.com http://www.bpctrust.org The African lion plays a fundamental and important role in regulating the natural processes within many African ecosystems. It is also a lynchpin of a healthy wildlife eco-tourism industry. The Botswana Predator Conservation Trust (BPCT) has been monitoring lion in the southeastern Okavango Delta since 2007. With detailed behavioural observations and GPS radio-telemetry collars to... Read On
Posted In: Okavango
 By: CAROLYN WHITESELL, Researcher, supported by Elephants Without Borderswww.elephantswithoutborders.org As an apex predator, lion play a vital role in keeping the ecosystem healthy. Conflict between humans and lions threatens both people’s livelihoods and the stability of lion populations.  Human-lion conflict is often a response to livestock depredation, which can lead to retaliatory killings and negative attitudes towards carnivores. Lion are wide-ranging and frequently cross... Read On
Posted In: Okavango
 By :  Colleen  M. Begg (PhD), Project Leader / Trustee,  Niassa Carnivore Project / The Ratel Trust Websites: www.niassalion.org; www.honeybadger.com; www.beggnature.co.zaEmail: ratel@iafrica.comFacebook: Niassa Lion Project There is a place in northern Mozambique where 1,000 lions still roam free in an incredible wilderness of 42,000km2 called the Niassa National Reserve (NNR). For the past 13 years, the Niassa Carnivore Project (NCP) has been working here to... Read On
Posted In: Cahora & Tete
 By: PAOLA BOULEY, Director, Projecto Leões da Gorongosa www.Lions.Gorongosa.orgwww.pbs.org/gorongosa/gorongosa-national-park/lionswww.WildCamGorongosa.org Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, is Africa’s greatest wildlife restoration story: a 20-year Public-Private Partnership between the Government of Mozambique and the Gorongosa Restoration Project, a US non-profit organisation. ApproachBy adopting a 21st century conservation model of balancing the needs of... Read On
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 By: PAOLA BOULEY, Director, Projecto Leões da Gorongosa www.Lions.Gorongosa.orgwww.pbs.org/gorongosa/gorongosa-national-park/lionswww.WildCamGorongosa.org Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, is Africa’s greatest wildlife restoration story: a 20-year Public-Private Partnership between the Government of Mozambique and the Gorongosa Restoration Project, a US non-profit organisation. ApproachBy adopting a 21st century conservation model of balancing the needs of... Read On
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 BY : PAOLA BOULEY, Director, Projecto Leões da Gorongosa www.Lions.Gorongosa.org www.pbs.org/gorongosa/gorongosa-national-park/lionswww.WildCamGorongosa.org Alluring, potent, irrevocable – this is Gorongosa National Park – a resilient wilderness, home to central Mozambique’s famed population of African lion and the focus of one of the most ambitious wildlife restoration efforts ever undertaken. Based in the heart of Gorongosa National Park, Projecto Leões da... Read On
Posted In: Cahora & Tete
 Byline:  Steve Boyes with Liz Hilton-Gray, Okavango Wilderness Project liz@toad.co.za twitter: @intotheokavango Instagram: intotheokavango Facebook: Okavango wilderness project www.intotheokavango.org   Seven mekoro and hundreds of kilograms of batteries, food supplies, advanced research equipment, cameras and expedition gear are making their way down the length of the Cuito River in Angola, past the junction with the Cubango River, across the Okavango Delta, and all... Read On
Posted In: Okavango
 Moses Selebatso has 17 years of experience in wildlife research, community development and conservation, predominantly within the southern Kalahari of Botswana. His work spans management-oriented environmental research, community conservation and development and human-wildlife interactions.He worked for the Department of Wildlife and National Parks as a wildlife biologist from 1998 to 2007, where he was involved in aerial census, spoor counts, human-wildlife conflict, wildlife movement... Read On
Posted In: Okavango
Cheetah Conservation Project Zimbabwe has received reports of more than 1,000 sightings and 3,500 cheetah pictures from the public during the last three years. Cheetah can be identified based on their unique coat markings. The sightings and pictures have not only enabled us to identify 74 individual cheetah from all over Zimbabwe, but can alsoallow us to follow some individuals throughout their life without actually seeing them. Do you, for example, remember the female cheetah that gave... Read On
Posted In: Victoria Falls