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Adventures in Research

Dr. Rosemary Black conducting tourism surveys​​

Life and research in the villages

As I mentioned in my last blog, the last two villages that I am surveying are Satau and Parakarungu in Botswana. As these villages are so far from Kasane where I am staying, Georginah’s (my translator) mother has kindly offered to let us stay at her house for a few days to save me doing the long drive back and forth.

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How Mobile Technology is Changing Conservation

Cyber Tracker technology used by rangers

From mobile phones to CyberTrackers, technology is transforming Africa and how we do conservation.

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Investing in Conservation with African Wildlife Capital

African Wildlife Capital investment Grootberg Lodge in Namibia

AWF first launched African Wildlife Capital (AWC) in 2011. In the nearly three years since, AWC has moved quickly and successfully to provide financing to a variety of small and midsize African companies—and, as a result, has been able to provide another way to ensure conservation results on the continent.

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The Economic Impacts of Safari Lodges

Giraffe by Rosemary Black

I am investigating the social and economic impacts of Ngoma Safari Lodge—one of AWF’s Conservation Lodges located adjacent to Chobe National Park in Botswana on local communities.

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New Eyes and Ears for Iyondji Bonobo Reserve

Wildlife rangers with binoculars. Photo: Billy Dodson

New eco-guards enrich the Iyondji Community Bonobo Reserve’s Management Structure, created under CARPE II in northern DRC

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