What did AfriCat do in 2022?
Thursday, 22nd December 2022
AfriCat officially restarted operations post Covid on 1 March 2022. Having lost almost all AfriCat staff, in particular all the researchers, and gone into hibernation as a result of Covid we decided to use the opportunity to re-think and re-strategize on how to go forward. In consultation with the Hanssen family, the founders of AfriCat and the guardians of the Okonjima Nature Reserve, we decided to focus AfriCat activities in the future on research in support of conservation.
We wanted to learn from previous struggles to find sustainable and effective solutions for human-wildlife conflict and to take advantage of our home in the ONR to build on the conservation strategy of the establishment and management of protected areas for wildlife conservation. We therefore decided to focus on research on the ecology of flora and fauna in the ONR, an enclosed protected area, to draw lessons for management and enhancement of such areas for conservation.
For the full article, photos and videos on what we got up to in 2022, please follow the link below.