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Our Wild World

Our Wild World

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October 22nd 2012:BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND OUTREACH IN BOTSWANA with Dr. Kathy Alexander and Dr. Mark Vandewalle

Today we'll have an on the ground look at multilayered conservation in Botswana. We have special Guests Dr. Kathy Alexander and Dr. Mark Vandewalle, whom together have founded and are directors of the CARACAL Biodiversity Center in Kasane, Botswana. CARACAL is a field based educational and research center that focuses on strengthening rural livelihoods, developing community approaches to mitigation of human-wildlife conflict, and securing the health of the ecosystems on which we all depend. CARACAL is the only indigenous conservation and rural development NGO in the Chobe Linyanti Kwando

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Kathy Alexander

Dr. Kathy Alexander, Assoc. Prof. Virgina Tech, PhD/DVM. Dr. Alexander specializes in Disease Ecology with a special focus on disease transmission at the human-wildlife interface and emerging zoonotic disease, public health, ecosystem health, and sustainable community development. Her work evaluates coupled human and ecological drivers influencing the health of human and animal populations in the Chobe River region of Botswana. Hear Dr. Kathy Alexander's Ted-Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijyFRDOjkoQ
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Mark Vandewalle

Dr. Mark Vandewalle, PhD CEO CARACAL. Dr. Vandelwalle is an ecologist specializing in plant-herbivore interactions and large mammal migrations. His career has focused on developing outreach programs in Africa directed at improving capacity of local communities to manage and conserve essential natural resources.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world 18/12/2017 08:00 18/12/2017 09:00 Our Wild World https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world Today we'll have an on the ground look at multilayered conservation in Botswana. We have special Guests Dr. Kathy Alexander and Dr. Mark Vandewalle, whom together have founded and are directors of the CARACAL Biodiversity Center in Kasane, Botswana. CARACAL is a field based educational and research center that focuses on strengthening rural livelihoods, developing community approaches to mitigation of human-wildlife conflict, and securing the health of the ecosystems on which we all depend. CARACAL is the only indigenous conservation and rural development NGO in the Chobe Linyanti Kwando Wetlands within the Botswana component of the Zambezi Basin. This facility provides first class field laboratory and supporting research into the health of the ecosystems and wildlife in the area with the development of the first regional Wildlife Health Laboratory with both molecular genetics and bacteriological capabilities. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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