The Wild Nature Institute's scientists conduct original field research, analyze existing available data, and synthesize primary scientific literature. Our main projects include Masai giraffe research and protection in Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks, saving the Tarangire wildebeest migration, Spotted Owl habitat protection, and preserving burned and beetle-killed forest habitat for the many species of plants and animals that thrive there. Avenues for dissemination of results include reports and peer-reviewed publications, presentations at scientific and management conferences, articles and editorials in the media, meetings with decision-makers, comments on land-management plans, and other outlets.
Wild Nature Institute scientists are affiliated with Pennsylvania State University, University of Zurich, and the Nelson Mandela African Institute for Science and Technology. We also collaborate with scientists from the USA, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland.