Congratulations to Tafadzwa Shumba who has been awarded the Fairall Award for the best paper by a student author published in the African Journal of Wildlife Research in 2018. His paper explores African wild dogs habitat use modelling using telemetry data and citizen science. View the paper here.

In honour of the late Dr Neil Fairall, the Fairall Award presented by the Southern African Wildlife Management Association recognises the contribution of upcoming students to science and biodiversity conservation.

Tafadzwa, who is currently completing his Master’s degree with the Department of Conservation Ecology at the University of Stellenbosch, in collaboration with the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, says “I am so humbled to be bestowed such an award. It’s certainly a motivation to continue to grow in my field of research, namely the conservation of biodiversity, which has been my passion from an early age.”