Organisation

Kalahari Research & Conservation



NAME Kalahari Research and Conservation
COUNTRY Botswana
REGION Central Kalahari Game Reserve and Kalahari Transfrontier Park
COMMENCED 2008
AREAS OF FOCUS Monitoring, Research, Education, Community
NO. OF PAINTED WOLVES IN THE AREA 200-250
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 as they study predator-prey dynamics across the ecosystem. They conduct a number of studies on different species which all contribute to improving our understanding of the ecosystem and lead towards applied conservation activities. KRC conducts a variety of outreach programs in the communities living near the Kalahari Transfrontier Park and in other parts of Botswana. KRC is dedicated to building the capacity of Botswanan wildlife conservationists.

KRC works with the Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks, local communities and other stakeholders in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Makgadikgadi and Linyanti regions, as well as the Kalahari Transfrontier Park and surrounding wildlife management areas in the far southwest.  KRC has confirmed the presence of painted wolves in these areas, previously not part of the painted wolf range maps, and is learning about their range use and behaviour, critical information to develop long-term conservation programmes to conserve them.