|Date||16 May 2004|
This project addresses the crucial importance of disease monitoring for carnivore conservation and the lack of local expertise, by training Namibian students in methodologies of disease monitoring and disease ecology in carnivores. It is in conjunction with leading local NGOs and utilizes the infrastructure and knowledge base of an existing project, the Institute of Zoology Jackal project.
Intensive training will be provided using the black-backed jackal as a model system, because they are abundant and easy to observe at the chosen site, and are important vectors for the transmission of disease to endangered carnivores such as lions and wild dogs.
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