In the world’s largest multicountry protected area, help save some of Africa’s most iconic species.
Visit a place where lions still stalk the grasslands, wild dogs roam in packs, and cheetahs fearlessly chase their prey. This is the Kavango–Zambezi Transboundary Protected Area (KAZA), a massive swath of protected land that stretches over five countries and is Africa’s best hope for keeping its wilderness alive.
But even in northern Botswana, home to some of the KAZA’s most remote wilderness, lion and African wild dog populations are declining, following the sad trends observed in more populated areas. And scientists don’t have enough information on cheetahs, leopards, many small carnivores, and the prey species on which these carnivores depend to know how they are faring. This information is critical if we hope to understand the threats to the African savanna.
Join a team that will collect this vital information. Help capture lions, leopards, and other predators, then fit them with tracking collars and take samples for genetic analysis. Traverse the near-pristine landscapes to monitor camera traps and survey vegetation. Observe animals by spotlight at night and near waterholes by day. And as you work to protect it, get closer to wild Africa than any safari will take you.