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#1 alezsu


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Posted 22 July 2016 - 10:40 PM

Hi, all!


Somehow, it's been 2 years since I last posted to/visited SafariTalk! In that time, I've almost finished my dissertation (the big paper on lions is in review and due out before year's end), have spent a year in London, got engaged to a lovely Englishman, founded a community development startup in SSA, and begun the post-PhD job search in East & Southern Africa.


As I trend toward the end of my PhD, I'm also working on a new project with a collaborator at the Cambridge Conservation Initiative. We're trying to collect informations about pangolins, those darling little walking avocados that suffer so badly at the hands (and feet) of poachers/safari guides everywhere.


During my time in the Mara, I gathered a few 2nd hand reports about pangolin sightings, plus a lot of Maasai mythology related to the pangolin (endtaboi in the local Maa) and its importance to local culture/ecology.


But a few isn't enough -- so I need your help. If anyone has stories/sightings, and ESPECIALLY gps-location-linked pictures of pangolins anywhere in East Africa, please please please let me know. I'm more than happy to make you a co-author on our paper if you're keen, and happier still just to learn what your pangolin encounters have been like.


Anyway -- hello, again, SafariTalk! May your grasses be lush, your cattle be fat, and your wildlife sightings be plentiful and photogenic.  :)

2013: Kenya (5 mo)

2014: Kenya (2 mo)

2015: Namibia (2 mo)

2017: S. Africa (3 mo)

2018: Kenya (4 mo)

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