|Town/Region||Hlane National Park|
|Categories||Carnivores, Conflict, Mammals|
|Date||14 Aug 2002|
This is designed as a long-term, sustainable and locally managed project to establish the status of spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta) in Swaziland. The species is locally vulnerable following habitat change and human persecution. The results of the project will form the basis for future population management, including possible introduction of individuals from other clans.
The project will work with a number of groups to provide demographic data on the hyaena population, train local workers, educate surrounding communities and publicise the project. This will raise awareness, provide skills locally and ultimately help to safeguard the viability of spotted hyaena in Swaziland.