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Media Release: 12th Savanna Science Network Meeting, Skukuza, KNP

Date: 11th March 2014

The Kruger National Park (KNP) will once again host scientists and researchers from around the world at the 12th annual Savanna Science Network Meeting which will take place from 9 to 14 March 2014 at Nombolo Mdhluli, in Skukuza.

Now in its 12th consecutive year, the meeting will once again bring together scientists, conservationists and park managers from across the globe to present their latest findings relating to research conducted in South African national parks and other protected areas, particularly within the savanna biome.  

During the course of four days, 200 delegates representing 72 scientific institutions and conservation agencies from 11 countries will share, discuss and debate findings and ideas relating to biodiversity, and protected areas conservation and management. 

Addressing the theme ‘Is science informing African savannah  conservation?’, 122 platform presentations and speed talks, and 27 poster presentations will be grouped into sessions covering a variety of diverse topics. These include the effects of anthropogenic activities on savannas, the impact of herbivores on their environment and their own response to changing environments, changes in vegetation structure and patterns, and regulated and illegal resource use.

Issued by:
South African National Parks (SANParks) Kruger National Park Communications
Tel: 013 735 4116

Enquiries:
William Mabasa
GM: Communication and Marketing, Kruger National Park
Tel: 013 735 4363, cell: 082 807 3919
Email: william.mabasa@sanparks.org

 

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