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Botswana Predator Conservation Trust (BPCT) Coaching for Conservation (c4c)
The Botswana Predator Conservation Trust (BPCT) is one of the longest running conservation research projects in Africa, and one of a handful of its caliber worldwide. Founded as the Botswana Wild Dog Research Project in 1989, today it covers all the large carnivore species in Botswana.
The goal of the BPCT is to preserve Africa's large predators - African wild dog, cheetah, leopard, lion and spotted hyena - and their habitats, using scientific inquiry to better understand the behaviours and communication systems of these animals. We also aim to link conservation and environmental issues to decision making in the ongoing development of rural Africa.
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Our research projects vary from population monitoring, ecological niche segregation patterns and territorial boundaries to applied semiochemistry, livestock husbandry, and sustainable agriculture. Our dedicated team of researchers is leading northern Botswana's conservation and preservation efforts of large carnivores and their associated habitats.
Coaching for Conservation (C4C)
Coaching for Conservation is the primary social development program of the BPCT. Focused on primary school children, our goal is to make sport synonymous with healthy lifestyles by linking messages of conservation to the already popular pastime of football.
Coaching for Conservation Shortlisted for the 2014 Beyond Sport Awards!
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge pays a visit to Coaching for Conservation and tells the world about it. See the video:
The BioBoundary project is an ongoing research project originally funded in 2008 for the first five years by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. This research into the complex chemistry of scent mark communication aims at deciphering the signals in natural scent marks used by free ranging wild dogs to mark territorial boundaries. The goal is to apply this chemistry to the management of the species in increasingly human dominated, fragmented habitats.