Community Outreach and Education

Community outreach and education is one of the primary objectives of Mashatu Research by making a positive impact at the grass-root level of neighboring communities. Mashatu Research's involvement have been to expose children to wildlife conservation and the tools field biologists use to study wildlife. Lectures are primarily based in the outdoors with an emphasis on practical training and youth development, such as how to find radio collared animals using telemetry equipment, how to identify animal tracks as well as to discuss the biology and morphology of large African carnivores.

Mashatu Research also work in close collaboration with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) on human-wildlife conflict mitigation in neighboring communities. Stock raiding lions and leopards have in the past been captured and relocated to destinations free from human settlements.