Leepile is intrigued by social constraints to target delivery and is particularly interested in cultural and environmental influences on project implementation. He believes in exploiting information-technology to accomplish tasks, exploring ways of using computers to gain insight from the data collected by conservation workers in the field. With almost a decade of industry experience in wildlife management, training, fieldwork, research, and some environmental consultancy, he yearns to gain perspective on communicating and marketing scientific knowhow. At the FitzPatrick Institute he hopes to build networks, acquire professional proficiency and gain new perspectives on conservation to ensure he becomes a noteworthy contributor to the sector. For his project, he hopes to contribute data on the natural history of Cape Vultures in the Manonnye and Manyelanong regions of Eastern Botswana.
Changes in nesting numbers and fledgling success of African White-backed Vultures in areas of northern Botswana. (Supervisors: Arjun Amar, Glyn Maude)