Copenhagen Zoo

Copenhagen Zoo.

Copenhagen Zoo is dedicated to research and conservation with a large team of scientist staff including zoologists, veterinarians, PhD students, a postdocs, veterinary residents and more. Both nationally and internationally, the Zoo delivers high quality research and has published more than 200 international research publications over the last 20 years. The Zoo is also actively involved nationally and internationally with nature conservation projects both as project owner and through collaborations in Denmark, Greenland, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brazil and not at least in South Africa. The Zoo focusses on long-term commitment and local engagement to help protect species and their natural ecosystems and habitats.

Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria.

Mammal Research Institute (MRI).

The Mammal Research Institute (MRI) in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria is dedicated to research and teaching on the biology and ecology of African mammals, including the conservation of our indigenous mammal fauna in the context of sustainable human development. Wildlife Ecology Lab have been associating with the MRI since 2013 and specifically collaborate with Prof Michael Somers and Dr Mark Keith on various research projects where we supervise and co-supervise honours and post-graduate students research projects.

NMU George campus.

Reconciling Ecological and Human Adaptations for Biosphere Sustainability (REHABS).

The IRL-REHABS is based on the NMU George campus. The vision of the IRL-REHABS is to engage in long-term collaboration and promote long-term social-ecological studies in South Africa and the sub-region, as well as act as a hub for promoting exchanges with France as well as engaging with francophone Africa. Wildlife Ecology Lab is an integral part of REHABS and many of our postgraduate students are co-supervised by members of both labs.

Centre for African Conservation Ecology

Centre for African Conservation Ecology.

The Centre for African Conservation Ecology (ACE) is a dynamic and exciting postgraduate research and training centre within the Faculty of Science at the Nelson Mandela University. The ACE membership comprises staff and students of the Botany, GeoSciences, Statistics and Zoology Departments and the Cluster for Natural Resource Science and Management. ACE also has a number of Research Associates who are based at institutions all over the world. Our lab PI is a member of ACE and several postgraduate projects and other research collaborations are in progress under the ACE banner.

African Center For Coastal Palaeoscience (ACCP).

The geographical domain of the ACCP incorporates the seascapes and landscapes of South Africa’s south and southeast coasts. This region encompasses much of the Greater Cape Floristic Region and Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany biodiversity hotspots, and supports an extraordinarily rich array of Middle and Later Stone Age archaeological sites. The vision of the ACCP will be internationally recognized as a leading institution for conducting research on the Quaternary evolution of the biota (including early humans) of the species-rich south and southeast coast of South Africa. Wildlife Ecology Lab contributes to this vision by conducting research on the palaeo-ecology of large mammals in these landscapes.

Colorado State University

Bombaci Ecology & Conservation Lab.

The Bombaci Ecology & Conservation Lab is led by Dr Sara Petrita Bombaci based at the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. As a conservation biologist, Prof Bombaci explores innovative strategies for restoring biodiversity, investigates how ecological communities and interactions are transformed by global change, and integrates technological advances in machine learning and bioacoustics to enhance long-term biodiversity monitoring. Through our collaboration we are adding acoustic monitoring to the SnapshotSafari camera trap network which will provide data needed to address taxonomic data gaps across numerous regions in South Africa and catalyse effective conservation management plans for a broader diversity of species. Colorado State University are contributing over 600 AudioMoth acoustic units (secured through university as well as National Geographic grants) that will be deployed in the grid. This project will develop machine-learning algorithms to automate species detection from the acoustic data.

Madikwe Wildlife Foundation.

The Madikwe Wildlife Foundation has been established to defend and conserve the endangered species of the Madikwe Game Reserve. Funded by public donations, using the latest technology and a team of dedicated conservationists, the Foundation is committed to ensuring the survival and expansion of the endangered species in the reserve.

University of Minnesota.

The Lion Center – University of Minnesota.

The Lion Center at the University of Minnesota focus is to address the complicated issues around lion conservation through advocacy for direct international funding for African wildlife reserves and development of innovative strategies to protect both lions and vulnerable human communities in Africa. The collaboration with Prof Craig Packer started in 2017 when SnapshotSafari were launched in South Africa. Today the Lion Center and Wildlife Ecology Lab collaboration runs what could be considered the largest systematic long-term camera trap array in Africa.