Our Research and Conservation Projects

KRC undertakes a holistic research program examining key conservation and management issues relevant to the unique Kalahari environment. To date this has involved the collection of baseline ecological data, a detailed predator guild and herbivore survey and an analysis of predator-prey relationships within the region.
The study is improving our understanding of the regions underlying system dynamics, and examining the regulatory factors and population dynamics of wildlife species living in the study area and the interface between this wildlife and resident human population.

Wild Dogs CKGR

African wild dogs (Lycaon Pictus) are listed as Endangered and the global population is declining (IUCN 2012) as a result of anthropogenic factors causing habitat fragmentation and loss.
Whilst it is known that African wild dogs live in the Kalahari, possibly in high numbers, these Kalahari wild dogs are un-mapped and poorly understood. As much as 40% of Botswana’s total population may be found in the Kalahari region.
This area provides a critical role in connecting regional sub-populations of wild dogs from eastern Namibia across to western Zimbabwe, South Africa and north
toward Zambia. This project aims to put these populations on the map, working
with the government and relevant stakeholders to ensure they continue to
survive and do not disappear before even being acknowledged.

  • Diet, space use and group composition

  • Daily time and energy budgets – how do they cope with heat and the aridity as compared to the delta

  • How many are there?

  • How many in CKGR? Are they a host population




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Raptors Botswana

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Wildlife Monitoring


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Community Engagements

One of the most important contributions to the long-term conservation of the Kalahari will come from the resident communities.

KRC works to communicate species specific conservation themes such as vulture, lion or wild dog conservation, human wildlife conflict or with a wider focus on broad based wildlife and ecosystem conservation in Botswana within these communities.

Activities focus on reaching farmers and children and include education and practical activities. A principal foundation for this work is that if the children of Botswana are motivated to conserve wildlife, both now and in the future, through a greater understanding of the animals and their role in the ecosystem, Botswana’s wildlife populations will remain secure.




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