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Human Carnivore Conflict (HCC) continues to threaten the main source of livelihood of communities living with wildlife in conservancies and communities bordering national parks.  To understand the factors associated with the distribution of HCC, SCIONA students spend three weeks in the valleys an


A SCIONA team travelled through Skeleton Coast National Park to the Kunene River Mouth at the end of January 2020. Driving north, under guidance of Johan Van Rooyen, we set up camera traps next to the few water points along the route.


On the 31st of January 2020, the Angola Government and African Parks, a conservation non-profit organisation have signed a management agreement for Iona National Park, initiating their first partnership to ensure the long-term protection of one of the country’s largest protected areas.


A team of two SCIONA student researchers left Windhoek for three weeks long (10th 30th November 2019) trip to Epupa conservancy. The team was set to work in seven management blocks of the conservancy; Okandombo, Epupa, Omuramba, Omuhonga, Ondendu, Okanjandi and Ogondjanambari block.


During a botanical expedition to the northern section of the Skeleton Coast National Park, Namibia, in May 2019, Wessel Swanepoel encountered an unfamiliar succulent shrublet on the summit of the Agaatberg Mountain, approximately 8 km east of Cape Fria.


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