There is not much to tell at the moment. I'm still working on the proposal, as most will agree that to work with beautiful animals such as leopards, preparation is of utmost importance. As a result, on Sunday March the 2nd I will travel to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park to see one of the leading authorities on African Large Carnivores in an attempt to share ideas and prepare a suitable project to be conducted in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. The main aim here is to look at the ecology of the leopards in the region for conservation purposes.
Joining AWF in 2007, Nakedi is the latest addition to AWF's team of species researchers in Africa. Working in the Limpopo region, where he's from, Nakedi's studying the great cats to shape conservation strategies that will benefit communities he's known all his life. Looking at Nakedi's focus areas as a zoologist – Cytogenetics, Molecular Biology, and Geometric Morphometrics – it's easy to see he is serious about conservation. Leopards as a species especially interested him because they are both powerful and elusive – making it a challenge to study and protect them.
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