Last week, Justin, Marion, Storme and Marine drove to Springbok in Namaqualand to attend the Arid Zone Ecology Forum (AZEF) 2015 where the three students were due to present their ongoing work.
A special session was dedicated to human-wildlife conflicts and the 15-minutes presentations were successful. Storme’s talk was particularly captivating and her passion and enthusiasm for her research were noticed: she won the first prize for the best oral presentation. Congratulations Storme! We are so proud of you!
The trip was also a great opportunity to meet with two of the researchers from the Cape Leopard Trust, conducting research on caracals and human-predator conflict mitigation methods.
The team is now back to Cape Town where they are resuming their work.
See you at AZEF 2016 next year!