Matt is currently pursuing a Master of Environmental Management degree with a concentration in Ecosystem Science and Conservation. Matt focuses his studies on wildlife conservation in sub-Saharan Africa with a particular interest in carnivores. Before coming to the Nicholas School, Matt spent two years living in Tanzania managing a safari lodge in the Selous Game Reserve, the largest protected area and one of the most remote locations in East Africa. Previously, Matt volunteered as a research assistant in the Selous and as a volunteer project manager for a community tourism project in Njombe, Tanzania. His first introduction to African carnivores came during a semester abroad in college for which Matt researched man-eating lions in Babati District, Tanzania.
A spiteful leopard is out there. A couple of weeks ago, Matt and Kate set a leopard trap-cage on a neighboring property in order to capture Lightning, a female leopard and a N/a’an ku sệContinue reading
When I began writing this blog, I mentioned that I am particularly interested in the resident large carnivores of Neuras, both leopards and spotted hyenas. Since those early posts, I have not mentioned hyenas once.Continue reading
Above are three photos of leopards. Two photos show the same leopard and one photo shows a different leopard. Can you tell the difference? Not sure? I’ll help you out. Start with the clearest photo,Continue reading
One of the study sites, DRY 2, has been relatively quiet. In four weeks, it has recorded fewer than 20 observations, and no large carnivores. Yet this site has produced some pretty cool captures, particularlyContinue reading
I am deeply peeved when people who ought to know better confuse leopards and cheetahs. If you’re unfamiliar with big cats, that’s different; it’s confusing. They’re both big and they both have spots. What’s the difference?Continue reading
Recently, we saw a bulk of cheetah photographs. Cheetahs may not be residents on Neuras, but we know they pass through from time to time using the farm as a corridor in the larger landscape.Continue reading