The Trust focuses its work in three key areas:
Research and Conservation: These include ecological studies of specific species, transboundary movements, migration corridors and human-animal conflicts, interactions between species, and climate change. Such studies are not science for the sake of science, but rather help pave the way for better informed conservation management decisions and thus the sustainability of Africa’s wildlife and wilderness areas.
Community Empowerment and Education: Conservation of animals and plants is only as strong as the people who live in their vicinity. Without the engagement and involvement of such people, conservation is likely to exist only on paper. Therefore, educational and financial empowerment of local communities is the bedrock of the Trust, providing much-needed skills and knowledge to these communities.
Anti-Poaching and Management: Hands-on management contributes to the survival of both individual species and their endangered habitats. The Trust supports a number of anti-poaching entities and assists in further management initiatives, such as aerial surveys.
Our current Research and Conservation Projects
Botswana Leopard Scent and Spatial Study
Botswana Rhino Reintroduction Project
Botswana Springbok Conservation Programme
Botswana Vulture Conservation Project
Botswana Wildlife Research – Increasing Capacity
Botswana Zebra Migration Project
Hwange Elephant Movement Study
Kafue Large Carnivore Conservation Project
Makgadikgadi Human-Elephant Study
Makgadikgadi Male Elephant Study
Namibia Desert-Dwelling Giraffe Study
Namibia Desert Lion Conservation
Namibia Desert Elephant Conservation
Okavango Tsessebe Project
Owls as Pest Control Study
Rwanda Shoebill Aerial Survey