Tswalu Foundation Research Stories
DUM SPIRO – ‘WHILST I BREATHE’
Artist Angus Taylor completed a six-month residency at Tswalu as a guest of the Tswalu Foundation. His notes from the field provide a deeper understanding of the artworks he exhibited at Everard Read.
A PARALLEL WORLD OF SLOWNESS AND LIGHT
Artist Rina Stutzer completed a six-month residency at Tswalu as a guest of the Tswalu Foundation. Her notes from her exhibition with Everard Read reveal her fascination with the Kalahari’s flora, especially Boscia albitrunca.
TRACKING A PANGOLIN PUP
Researchers from Dedeben, led by Dr Wendy Panaino, tagged a pangolin pup for the first time in 2021 to find out what would happen when it left its natal home range.
VALUE OF MICROCLIMATES IN THE KALAHARI
If plants and animals can find small areas in their environment that provide shelter from harsh radiation, there is hope that they may cope when climate is not in their favour.
GROUND PANGOLIN’S DIET AND CLIMATE CHANGE
How does one go about studying the food preferences of one of the world’s most shy and elusive mammals? In a recent article researcher, Dr Wendy Panaino addressed the puzzle of what pangolins eat by collecting pangolin scats.
IN CONVERSATION WITH VALERY PHAKOAGO
PhD candidate Valery Phakoago is studying population densities, habitat preference, diet and activity patterns of aardvarks and Temminck’s ground pangolins at Tswalu Kalahari, a project which falls under the KEEP climate-change programme.
IN CONVERSATION WITH WENDY PANAINO
PhD candidate Wendy Panaino is Tswalu’s resident ground pangolin expert and project manager for the Kalahari Endangered Ecosystem Project (KEEP), which aims to understand the responses of multiple Kalahari organisms to climate change.
BOSCIA TREES AND BUTTERFLIES
Current research has confirmed that Tswalu Kalahari is distinctly a source area for the butterfly migration, thanks to the large number of Boscia albitrunca trees on both sides of the Korannaberg mountains.
IN CONVERSATION WITH MARCUS WESTBERG
Marcus Westberg, a renowned photojournalist with a passion for storytelling, recently spent several weeks at Tswalu documenting his day-to-day experiences.