Launch of iCWild, the new Institute at the University of Cape Town

Hello everyone,

I am really excited to announce the launch of a newly-created interdisciplinary Institute at the University of Cape Town, called iCWild for Institute for Communities and Wildlife in Africa. The aim of the Institute is to understand the “wicked problems” stemming from conservation conflict.

The Institute is working closely with researchers and students, NGOs, government agencies… on different species and systems, from baboons, caracals and sharks in Cape Town to leopards in KZN and jackals in the Karoo.

The Karoo Predator Project is part of the Institute and it’s Storme Viljoen, our little MSc student, who became its manager, based at UCT. Well done Storme, we are proud of you!

If you are interested in wildlife and communities in Africa, and how both interact on the continent, please consider following the Institute’s facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/icwild), Twitter (https://twitter.com/iCWild) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/icwild/) accounts. They will be populated with news, pictures, stories from the field and much more very soon.

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