I have and still work in state and private protected areas in the south and central east Africa. My primary function has been to bridge the gap between science and management. As such I undertake natural resource surveys, set up and implement monitoring systems, undertake habitat suitability assessments, develop and implement management strategies and plans and undertake performance evaluations.
Human expansion and land transformation have broken down connectivity between populations of many large mammal species e.g. elephants, rhino, wildebeest and zebra etc in KZN, Mozambique, Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda (Topi).