Learn about current efforts and programs to protect threatened African species like elephants, rhinos, cheetah, leopards, and lions.
Wildlife conservation has never been more important. Today, find out why and what efforts are being made with South African ecologist Craig Sholto-Douglas.
Growing up in South Africa, Craig has been exploring Southern Africa wildlands since he was a boy. Craig is the perfect guest with a BS in Zoology and a Master’s in Environmental Study to provide an informative and amazing session on “The Art of Wildlife Monitoring.”
Craig started his professional career working as an Ecologist and Team Leader for the Subtropical Thicket Restoration Project in the Greater Addo Elephant National Park, close to Port Elizabeth, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. He then worked as an Environmental Consultant, conducting ecological assessments and faunal monitoring projects at several reserves in South Africa and Mozambique.
Craig now manages the research and monitoring teams on Phinda Private Game Reserve. This involves coordinating and collating internal and external research projects and incorporating these projects’ findings into wildlife management decision making.
During our session with Craig, he will tell us about the latest technologies used to track and protect animals, how annual game counts are conducted, what camera-trapping surveys are, and the monitoring of priority species like the elephants, black and white rhino, and cheetah.
20% of proceeds from today’s event will be donated to wildlife conservation efforts.
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