Swebeswebe Wildlife Estate, Limpopo Province, South Africa new FIELDsite!
This year we started a new project studying the behavioral ecology of chacma baboons on the Swebeswebe Wildlife Estate, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Broadly speaking, our research intends to further our understanding of how South African primates will cope with the present and predictive effects of climate change. Considering its highly variable climate, seasonality, and prolonged periods of drought, the Waterberg district of the Limpopo Province represents an excellent opportunity to examine how baboons respond to climatic, ecological and social stress. We also intend to collect the data necessary to show that baboons play an essential role in shaping the Waterberg ecosystem.
Samara Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa