Investigating the Uganda Sitatunga’s Habitat

“Well-regulated hunting can provide crucial funds for conservation, especially in areas seldom visited by tourists. However, sustainable harvest management requires knowledge about populations and habitat.” – Camille Warbington. University of Alberta. The sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekii) is often referred to as Africa’s only amphibious antelope. Hunters are faced with a tough challenge in pursuing sitatunga in …

Weekly Update: Ya Ha Tinda Elk Project

The Ya Ha Tinda Elk Project is a fourteen year, ongoing research initiative on the elk population of the Ya Ha Tinda (YHT) ecosystem in Alberta. Once one of the largest migratory elk populations in Canada, the YHT herd has experienced significant declines since the mid-1990s. In 2013, SCI Foundation partnered with the University of …

Kalahari Wildlife Assessment

Derek Keeping, PhD Candidate Conservation Biology, University of Alberta This research project takes place in the southwestern quarter of Botswana. The area under study covers 80,000km2 of semi-arid savanna wilderness. The Government of Botswana has taken laudable steps in establishing a system of Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) as vast buffer zones, situated between protected areas, …