Okavango Delta, Botswana
Hippo Conservation

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Common hippos, keystone species in, Okavango Delta, Botswana

A team of international scientists is planning a multidisciplinary project in Okavango Delta, Botswana on common hippos. The project will address topics of behavioral, landscape and physiological ecology, bringing together African, European, and US scientists with diverse expertise. Focusing on issues specific to the Delta area, the project also aims to takes a broader view and plans to develop conservation techniques that can facilitate conservation of hippos throughout African protected areas. 

For more information regarding this program, please contact the Chair of the IUCN Hippo Specialty Group, Becca Lewison