Crouching lion & coursing hyaenas: Which one zebras are more afraid of?

Predators and their prey have complex relationships that are influenced by a range of factors. Each predator species has its own preferences for what prey to eat, which can be affected by its size, sociality, habitat, season, and more. Read more

To cross or not to cross? The effects of fences around Etosha on large carnivore movement.

Fencing represents one of the most common linear infrastructures in the world and is used for a variety of reasons, including wildlife management.  In particular, fencing is widely used to mitigate human-wildlife conflicts, reducing the risk of disease transmission Read more

Spending some time at the waterholes – Annual 72h count

In fenced game reserves, it is very important to have a clear idea of how many animals you have in order to manage them appropriately. Every year on Ongava, we run continuous 72h counts at every waterhole in the Read more

Greater Etosha Carnivore Programme in full swing: collaring lions in Etosha

Updated: Nov 10, 2022

Capture and collaring exercises are always exciting, but they are even more special in the early stages of our Greater Etosha Carnivore Programme!

Early in May 2022, our colleagues from IZW (Leibniz Institute for Zoo Read more

Identifying potential corridors and conservation areas for lions and elephants in northern Namibia

Hello, I am Corsa Liu, a recent graduate of the Technical University of Munich. In 2021 and 2022, I had the opportunity to work on my Master’s thesis to study potential corridors and conservation areas for lions and elephants. Read more