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The ecology of spotted hyenas in Zambezi National Park and how it is influenced by food subsidies provided by the Victoria Falls urban community

Monday, November 20, 2017 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

B10 (Basement), Sibley Hall AAP, Sibley Hall

Bob Mandinyenya is a current Humphrey Fellow in Cornell. Prior, he was Principal Researcher in the African Lion and Environmental Research Trust (ALERT), Zimbabwe. A conservation biologist passionate about the protection of ecosystems, he is intrigued by climate change and is an advocate for sustainable development.

He conducts and manages wildlife research and conservation projects with ALERT and works with communities to mitigate human wildlife conflict, environmental policy and food security covering sustainable social and economic concepts including the monitoring, modeling and assessment of environmental change

His talk will focus on his using satellite collars and GIS to monitor the movement of Spotted Hyenas in the Zambezi National Park in Zimbabwe, The Zambezi National Park Zimbabwe together with Victoria Falls National Park cover an area of 56000 hectares and is home to a large variety of game. Victoria Falls is a town which is surrounded by the two National Parks.

This talk is sponsored by the International Planning Student Organization in the City and Regional Planning Department. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Event Type

Address, Food/Catering


City and Regional Planning

Speaker Affiliation

Humphrey Fellow, Cornell CALS

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