Differentiated drivers in wildlife-induced damage necessitate species-specific mitigation strategies in the western Serengeti, Tanzania.

Authors Kristen Denninger Snyder Kate M. Tiedeman Brendan J. Barrett Mackiana Kibwe Robert J. Hijmans George Wittemeyer Abstract In agriculturally dependent regions interspersed with wildlands, crop damage and livestock depredation by wildlife threaten rural livelihoods and undermine conservation efforts. Determining the species, human activities and landscape features correlated with losses to wildlife is

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In the coming week, six members of the Grumeti Fund team will step out of their field vehicles and onto their mountain bikes to take on one of our favourite annual challenges -  the Grumeti Fund Kilimanjaro 2 Natron (K2N) Stage Race. The Grumeti Fund K2N

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We are hiring

Research and Innovation for the Serengeti Ecosystem (RISE) has opened applications for the fourth inaugural Women in the Field program, a skills-based program designed for Tanzanian women interested in pursuing careers in conservation science. Session 2 will be held in October and is anticipated to