On March 17th, Florian Weise, our new field coordinator has passed his Viva exam from Manchester Metropolitan University for his pioneering conservation work on human carnivore conflict on Namibian farmlands. Florian has partnered with Namibian livestock farmers in predator monitoring efforts that yielded higher conflict tolerance and reduced killing of predators. This pragmatic approach is the newest wave of conflict mitigation as conservationists grapple with the increased habitat fragmentation and communities that have been removed from the species conservation for too long. His approach is exactly what Pride in Our Prides was founded on andwe are excited to have Dr. Weise take on the challenges of human-lion conflict in the Delta in May!
Another day in the field. Keep tabs on all of the latest developments right here!