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Studying the Natural World

With our unique environment in Namibia, one can imagine that wildlife and environmental scientists would have a field day of discovery here. To find out what some of the latest studies are revealing about our natural world, 99FM’s MYD Earth spoke to Dr. Morgan Hauptfleisch, a wildlife and environmental scientist and the Senior Lecturer in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Sciences Department of the Namibia University of Science and Technology.

Overseeing research projects done by the students of the Namibia University of Science and Technology and working on analyzing research done in Namibia by various wildlife specialists, Dr. Hauptfleisch’s area of expertise covers a vast field. Working on projects that span from the Fish fullsizerenderRiver Canyon to the Kavango and everything in between, Dr. Hauptfleisch is also the Africa board member of the International Association for Impact Assessment meaning his expertise stretch further than the borders of Namibia and into much of Africa.

In this episode of the MYD Earth Show, Dr. Hauptfleisch shares with us on a some of the interesting projects he is working on that share more light on our natural world in Namibia.

Here are some of the areas covered in this episode of MYD Earth :

  • What the studies have revealed about bird and aircraft collisions at airports and how this can be reduced
  • What the data has shown about snake captures in Windhoek, where the most snakes are situated and what types of snakes you find where
  • That here in Namibia we have an animal migration, and a pattern of annual migration. The now proven east-west migration pattern of animals in Namibia
  • More exciting studies that are coming out of Namibia

Take a listen to the MYD Earth show with Dr. Morgan Hauptfleisch, here :