I am here to research the decision-making process around human-wildlife interactions, looking at the policies and interviewing decision-makers to see how they see the challenges and benefits of living with wildlife.
A complex mosaic of forests, national parks, agricultural fields, grazing lands and human settlements interspersed with diverse natural communities poses significant challenges for conservation in the Chobe district. Within this mosaic, the FRs are important habitats for threatened and endangered wildlife species such as eland, roan, and sable.
Thus far, this year has turned into a whirlwind of fruitful travels to ensure the project’s progress. First on the itinerary… Mike spent a few weeks in the USA. He went on a request by the San Diego Zoo