Brief description of organisation, including vision, mission, and mandate (as applicable): Conservation Research Africa is a charity which aims to promote the conservation and sustainable management of flora and fauna for the benefit of the public in Africa through:
a) Applied research and management (in the fields of conservation biology; natural resources management; sustainable waste use; ecosystem services provision; behavioural ecology; ecology; climate smart agriculture; sustainable livelihoods; human wildlife conflict resolution) to inform and promote sustainable development.
b) Community education and awareness reduce poverty; promote sustainable land management and development; reduce human wildlife conflict; reduce environmental degradation and biodiversity loss.
c) Capacity building for African communities and stakeholders (through workshops, training, scholarships, and networking) in the fields of: conservation research; wildlife and natural resources management; climate change mitigation, conservation farming; climate smart agriculture and human wildlife conflict mitigation.
Beneficiaries: From Local communities (farmers, teachers, school children) to Government officials (from the Departments of the Environment, Wildlife Management, Forestry and Fisheries) in Africa.
Name: Dr Emma Stone
Name: Mr Robert Davis
Position: Senior Research Assistant
We are conducing applied human wildlife conflict research and mitigation involving carnivores and bats in Lilongwe. The capital city of Malawi. Lilongwe has incredible biodiversity, including urban spotted hyaena, genet, serval, jackal and many species of bat. We are conducting direct awareness, education and conservation research to understand the movements and behavioural ecology of these species which come into conflict with humans. We provide advice and direct conflict mitigation to reduce mortality and promote coexistence and increase biodiversity in the city.