Successful Field Work Campaign in Akagera NP, Rwanda

Successful Field Work Campaign in Akagera NP, Rwanda

November 23, 2023

From 6th November until 20th November 2023 an intensive field campaign for mapping invasive plant species – Lantana camara L. (Lantana) and Opuntia species (Prickly Pear) – was conducted in an East African savannah ecosystem in Akagera NP, Rwanda. The master student Lilly Schell and Postdoc Insa Otte were accompanied during field work by the conservation managers of Akagera NP Drew Bantlin and Emma Evers.

Besides getting important insights into an endangered ecosystem and great networking opportunities with East African stakeholders we enjoyed being out in the wild a lot!

Pictures below: left: prickly pear, right: joyful young male elephant.

 

 

 

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