After working on leopard population dynamics in South Africa’s Soutpansberg mountains in 2007/2008 I followed up with a MSc at University of Hohenheim studying temporal and spatial variations in lion densities in Botswana’s Khutse Game Reserve and the southern parts of the Central Kalahari. I then joined the Makgadikgadi Fence and Lion Research project as a field assistant, which focused on the effectiveness of game fencing in solving human-wildlife conflict in central Botswana.
I joined WildCRU in March 2013 as the Botswana Programme Manager for the Trans Kalahari Predator Programme, which focuses on habitat corridors for lions between regional protected areas within the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area. The project aims to motivate conservationists, communities and governments to take steps to protect these areas and thus the vital genetic connectivity between protected areas. I am currently working with Prof Macdonald on an analysis of mammal community structure.