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Our Wild World

Our Wild World

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May 05th 2014:Bostwana Predator Conservation Trust with John and Leslie McNutt

Botswana Predator Conservation Trust is one of the longest running conservation research projects in Africa, and one of a handful of its caliber worldwide. Founded in 1989 as the Botswana Wild Dog Research Project, today it covers all the large carnivore species in Botswana. The goal of BPCT is to preserve Africa's large predators-African wild dog, cheetah, leopard, lion and spotted hyena-and their habitats by using scientific inquiry to better understand the behaviors and communication systems of these animals. Strengthening the links between conservation and environmental issues to decision-

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John “Tico” McNutt

John “Tico” McNutt, Founder began his pioneering work in the Okavango Delta working on his PhD in Animal Behavior with focus on the African wild dog, of which very little was known. In the past 18 years BPCT has charted the individual life histories of more than 1000 wild dogs spanning eight generations. As a result of Dr. McNutt's painstaking work, the African wild dog has been transformed from a misunderstood and persecuted species to a valued member of carnivore research and ecotourism and conservation. Continuously operating the research camp in the Eastern side of the Okavango Delta since 1990, and the nearby village of Maun, where they manage a wildlife biochemistry laboratory and the
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Lesley McNutt

Lesley McNutt is originally from Ontario, Canada with a Masters in Development Anthropology at McGill University in Montreal. In 1993 she began doing research for a natural resource management company in Botswana where she met Tico, and she applied her research focus oward human-wildlife conflict, and the relationships between protected areas and the adjacent lands, and to establish human solutions for the preservation of Africa’s large predators and their habitats. As the Director of Social Programs for BPCT, and in 2002, she spearheaded Coaching for Conservation (C4C), BPCT’s major social development program aimed at getting kids interested and involved in conservation through organized sp
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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 Botswana Predator Conservation Trust is one of the longest running conservation research projects in Africa, and one of a handful of its caliber worldwide. Founded in 1989 as the Botswana Wild Dog Research Project, today it covers all the large carnivore species in Botswana. The goal of BPCT is to preserve Africa's large predators-African wild dog, cheetah, leopard, lion and spotted hyena-and their habitats by using scientific inquiry to better understand the behaviors and communication systems of these animals. Strengthening the links between conservation and environmental issues to decision-making processes - the Government of Botswana acknowledges that appropriate and necessary resource management must have accurate information about its natural resources, and has entrusted BPCT with the task of leading northern Botswana’s conservation and research initiatives on all large carnivores and their associated habitats. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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