Our challenge:
Finding answers... For what we should, but don’t know!

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Scientific enquiry has produced amazing quantities of knowledge

We know more about the fascinating workings and the fragility of the natural world than ever before. And we use that information as best we can to conserve the world for all its living constituents and their offspring.

Yet there are many gaps to fill!

Great numbers of organisms have never been described, countless mysteries of life elude us, and we comprehend little or nothing of many fundamental environmental processes.

The more gaps are filled, the better we understand natural processes

With a good understanding of natural processes, measures to care for that which must be preserved will improve. And we will be more equipped to restore that which has been broken.

Everything is possible, but only if we look

Latest Publications

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Africa’s drylands in a changing world:

Challenges for wildlife conservation under climate and land-use changes in the Greater Etosha Landscape

Proclaimed in 1907, Etosha is an iconic dryland system with a rich history of wildlife conservation and research. Despite an increase in complexity of research topics over time, a gap exists between the scope of research and the needs of wildlife conservation to adapt to climate and land-use changes. One critical area for growth is to better integrate research and wildlife management across land-use types to support wildlife conservation efforts and human development goals, while building resilience against the impacts of climate change.

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