Many research projects have already been conducted in the KAZA region under the auspices of national, regional and international academic and non-academic institutions. If conducted in a protected area,
permission is sought from the relevant national authorities. For information about how to apply for research permits, please visit the relevant KAZA partner country websites.
To conduct research projects under the auspices of the KAZA TFCA authorities, please contact the KAZA Secretariat.
An incredible depth of information has been collected by academicians over many years in the KAZA component areas.
Below are links to some research projects and research institutions operating in the region:
Botswana Namibia Transboundary Ungulate Migrations: Range, Movement Corridors, Resources Limitations and Population Viability by CARACAL | www.caracal.info
Botswana Wild Dog Research Project | www.naturalia.org
DNA-led rediscovery of giant sable antelope in Angola | www.springerlink.com
Elephants without borders studies the migratory patterns, behaviour and ecology of elephants www.elephantswithoutborders.org
Fish research and monitoring in the Zambezi River by the African Wildlife Foundation | www.awf.org
Harry Oppenheimer Okavango Research Centre (HOORC) based in Maun in Northwestern Botswana specialises in natural resources management, sustainable natural resource use and conservation in the Okavango Delta and Kgalagadi region | www.orc.ub.bw
Impact of Integrated Forest Fire Management Programme on Rural Livelihoods in East Caprivi Region, Namibia www.fire.uni-freiburg.de
Integrated Management of Zambezi/Chobe River System – Transboundary Fishery Resource, Namibia/Zambia/Botswana by WWF Norway | www.norad.no
Large Carnivore Research Project by African Wildlife Foundation | www.awf.org
Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis for the Okavango River basin for development of a Strategic Action Plan for the Permanent Okavango River Basin Commission (OKACOM) by the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation | www.fao.org
Transboundary Natural Resource Management: Wildlife Conflict with Communities in the Four Corners Conservation area by CARACAL | www.caracal.info
Wilderness Safaris Wildlife Trust supports a wide variety of research and conservation projects in the region, some of which include:
- Northern Botswana Giraffe Population Study
- Botswana Sable Research Project
- Caprivi Spotted Hyaena Project
- Eastern Zambia Wild Dog Conservation Project
- Hwange White Rhino Reintroduction Project
- Namibia Crane and Wetland Bird Conservation Project
- Okavango Nest Box Project