The number of research studies in the field of wildlife has increased over the years, yet the implications of this work appear to remain on shelves and have little impact on practice, research, policy or citizens. Thus, the aim of research dissemination is to ensure that research results are used to support better environmental decision-making and making informed management strategies. Governments and international bodies are increasingly aware of the importance of research to social and economic importance and needs, with the concomitant expectation from monitoring and research results to deliver/provide information for making informed policies and decisions. Addressing deficiencies in the dissemination and transfer of research-based knowledge into routine management practices is high on the policy agenda both nationally and internationally. Innovative managers are held accountable on a variety of fronts.

Main Objective

To disseminate new knowledge and evidence that will contribute to translation into decision and policy making for national development.

Specific objectives

To present research results to the relevant stakeholders so as to address deficiencies in the dissemination and transfer of research-based knowledge.

  1. Provide a platform for interaction between researchers from all the different research stations, policy makers and other stakeholders
  2. To highlight interventions and practices that have been discovered to improve the quality of care for wildlife and flora.

Major Theme

Wildlife Research for National Development

Sub Themes

  1. Great Ape conservation and Health
  2. Wildlife – Human conflict (Problem animals)
  3. Wildlife disease surveillance
  4. Invasive species management
  5. Large predator project (Population monitoring and management)

Date: 20TH -21ST MAY 2020

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