Instagram – Oct 17, 2021 @ 13:02
The Kalahari in South Africa, a semi-arid ecosystem, has already been identified as a climate change hot-spot. Supported by @TswaluFoundation, these in-depth research projects form part of a bigger programme called the Kalahari Endangered Ecosystem Project (@k.e.e.p_kalahari_project_), a multidisciplinary study investigating in detail how free-living organisms respond to changes in their environment. KEEP is ground breaking in that it is one of the first studies in the world to take into account how different species interact with each other in complex food webs.
Through studying aardvarks, ground pangolins, the inhabitants of sociable weaver colonies and more, research teams are distinguishing between the direct and indirect effects of climate change on Kalahari organisms and, ultimately, how changing conditions will impact on the survival of these species.
The Tswalu Foundation exists primarily to support ecological research like this. We are delighted to have partnered with The Foundation and act as their fiscal sponsor. If you would like to donate, please click on the link in our bio.