KALAHARI CONNECTIONS: fostering long-term positive conservation behaviors in Botswana youth

Appeared 2015
Published in the IZE Journal

In “KALAHARI CONNECTIONS: fostering long-term positive conservation behaviors in Botswana youth” GFP graduate Erin Stotz, Dragonfly facilitator Molly Maloy and others from Denver Zoo’s Conservation Biology Department and the Kalahari Research and Conservation Group share how implementing culturally relevant conservation education programs is creating a positive shift in the ways youth think about and value wildlife in Botswana’s Central Kalahari region. Youth who participate in “Kalahari Connections” conservation education programs engage in field trips and other science-based opportunities that help connect them to Botswana’s rich natural heritage and foster a culture of wildlife stewardship.