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Interview with Rowen van Eeden about Martial Eagles in Kruger National Park

June 25th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Interviews

Rowen van Eeden comes from Cape Town, South Africa. He has completed his entire tertiary education at the University of Cape Town. His Masters research was on diving behaviours in the Endangered African Penguin and was awarded a distinction as well as the prestigious Purcell Memorial Award for best Zoology thesis. Rowen was selected as […]

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Interview with Robbie Whytock about African Crowned Eagles and other raptors in the Ebo Forest

September 12th, 2015 · No Comments · Interviews

I met Robbie by chance in 2005 during his first visit to Cameroon. At the time I was based in Limbe, where the Ebo Forest Research Project offices are based, and Robbie was introduced to me by a mutual friend who shared his interest in birds. Robbie had arrived in Cameroon to work with another […]

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New interview with Shane McPherson about the urban ecology of the African Crowned Eagle

September 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Interviews

I am very happy to be able to publish another interview about the African Crowned Eagle. In South Africa Shane McPherson is doing research on African Crowned Eagles that have adapted to an urban environment. This interview provides fascinating insights into the ecology of this  top predator in an urban habitat in South Africa. Markus […]

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New interview with Johann Knobel about the eagles in Africa

January 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Interviews

I met Johann Knobel on our last day during a 3 week Africa raptor trip in January 2012. He was our guide on the last day and helped us find a Little Sparrowhawk and an Ovambo Sparrowhawk and a very unusually marked Booted Eagle. Later we drove to the Johannesburg Botanical Garden to watch African […]

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Interview with Chris Bowden and André Botha about vultures in Asia and Africa and the IUCN Vulture specialist group

September 13th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Interviews

1) Where do you work and what do you do with vultures? Chris: I am based at RSPB Headquarters in Sandy, England, although shifting later this year to live in Bangalore, India, but still working for RSPB with the same remit. My role is channelling RSPB support and wider coordination of efforts to conserve the […]

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Interview with Ralph Buij about the Grasshopper Buzzard

April 28th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Interviews

Ralph Buij (1976) is a Dutch biologist who obtained his MSc at the University of Utrecht in 2000.  His thesis subject was the behavioural ecology of the Sumatran orangutan. Following further wildlife studies and work in South Africa and Gabon, Ralph took over the coordination of the University of Leiden’s research programme at the Centre […]

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Interview with Eric Ole Reson about Maasai attitudes towards vultures

February 6th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Interviews

Eric Ole Reson hails from Narok county and recently completed a Masters degree in Wildlife Biology from Clemson University in the USA. He also holds a BSc. In Wildlife Management from Moi University, Eldoret. In this interview, Eric interprets the results of his field research on assessing Maasai attitudes towards vultures in trying to find […]

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Interview with Ann Koeslag about the Black Sparrowhawk of the Cape Peninsula in South Africa

November 20th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Interviews

 When you travel to southern Africa to look for raptors it is easy to focus mostly on either the large and spectacular like the Martial Eagle, the endemics like the  Black Harrier or the really rare ones like the Taita Falcon. But that would be a mistake as the more common birds are equally fascinating […]

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Interview with Garth Batchelor about the African Crowned Eagle in South Africa

April 21st, 2012 · 8 Comments · Interviews

 In January 2012 I was on a raptor and wildlife watching trip in South Africa with Bill Clark, Sergio  Seipke and raptor enthusiasts from The Netherlands, United States and Germany. We spend more than 3 weeks visiting many great places and meeting many great people like André Botha, Peter Steyn, Rob Martin, Jessie Walton, Malcom […]

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Interview with Sonja Krueger about the Bearded Vulture

March 17th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Interviews

I have had the privilege of working with Sonja Krüger and observe her dedication and drive to conserve the Bearded Vulture in southern Africa since 2004.  Working as an Ecologist with KZN Wildlife and as the coordinator of the Bearded Vulture Task Force of the EWT’s Birds of Prey Programme, Sonja has been able to […]

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