Organisation

Kalahari Research & Conservation



NAME Kalahari Research and Conservation
COUNTRY Botswana
REGION Central Kalahari Game Reserve and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
COMMENCED 2008
AREAS OF FOCUS Monitoring, Research, Education, Community
NO. OF PAINTED WOLVES IN THE AREA 150-200
KEY PERSONNEL Glyn Maude

Kalahari Research and Conservation (KRC) is dedicated to successfully conducting significant and long lasting research on wildlife while playing a role in wildlife conservation efforts.

KRC takes a holistic view to understanding the Kalahari through predator-prey dynamics across the ecosystem.  The research contributes to improving our understanding of the ecosystem and leads towards applied conservation activities.

KRC conducts a variety of outreach programs in the communities living near the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and in other parts of Botswana. KRC is dedicated to building the capacity of Botswanan wildlife conservationists. So far 6 local students (and 2 expats) have passed either their masters or PhDs under KRC on lions, painted wolves, springbok, wildebeest and vultures.

KRC has confirmed the presence of painted wolves in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, previously not part of the painted wolf range maps.

KRC is the umbrella organisation for Raptors Botswana and Women for Conservation Botswana.