SCIONA MSc student successfully accomplishes his thesis

Milciades in the field in Iona to set up camera traps

On the 13th of April 2021, Milciades Chicomo supervised by Professor Morgan Hauptfleisch (Biodiversity Research Centre) and Pedro Monterroso, PhD (CIBIO/InBIO) has successfully accomplished his master’s thesis entitled Assessment of the abundance and selected characteristics of Hartmann’s mountain zebra (HMZ) population in Iona National Park (INP), Angola. His study represents the first robust assessment on the demographic structure of HMZ population in Iona National Park. Additionally, the study exposes the rising population of zebra-donkey hybrids (zonkey) which could represent a threat to the Hartmann’s mountain zebra future in the park.