Research Areas

Botswana herbivore research's investigations focus on medium sized herbivores such as zebra, wildebeest, tsessebe and impala. All these species are key herbivores within northern Botswana.

Okavango Delta Herbivore Research

Research began in 2005, its aim being to increase our understanding of the present state of herbivores in the Delta. The project focussed on two areas; what factors were most important in predicting herbivore occurence and how did herbivores move between preferred areas. A wide variety of field techniques were used to collect high quality data, including detailed vegetation analysis, herbivore distribution counts and the deployment of GPS collars onto specific study animals.

For more detailed information on the aims and findings of this project please go to Okavango Delta Herbivore Research

Okavango-Makgadikgadi Zebra Migration Research

In 2007, a number of study animals GPS collared for the Okavango Delta Herbivore Research surprised us by migrating to the Makgadikgadi National Park. At 580km round trip this is the second longest zebra migration in existence. A project has now commenced focussing purely on this migration; the aim being to increase our understanding of its biology and its implication for conservationists

For more detailed information about this new and exciting project please go to Okavango-Makgadikgadi Migration Research