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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.

PRIVATE CONSERVATION EXPERIENCE

Sponsorship by a guest contributes directly to a credible and vital rhino conservation project, directly impacting the conservation of the species on the reserve.

STUDYING SMALL MAMMALS

Considering their large impact on ecosystems, small mammals - especially mice, sengis and shrews - are particularly useful indicators of habitat health.

SMALL THINGS ABD TGE BIG PICTURE

We tend to associate size with importance, both in terms of the role something plays in the world and how impressed we ought to feel in its presence.

WHEN A PANGOLIN SNIFFED MY BOOT

One of the tagged pangolins became a central character in Leonie’s story. On her very first night, after several hours of following the pangolin’s tracks with the researchers through the dunes to its burrow, she had a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

IN CONVERSATION WITH THOMAS PESCHAK

Thomas Peschak’s assignments for National Geographic have taken him all over the world. Several months spent with the Tswalu Foundation led to a story for the iconic magazine about the impact of climate change on biodiversity in an arid savannah.

SUSTAINABILITY – THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

To help Tswalu measure and assess its sustainability goals, Tswalu retains the services of an independent sustainability officer, Julie Cheetham. This is the first of what we hope will become regular, thought-provoking contributions by Julie, tracking Tswalu’s journey towards greater...

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