NGO Earthwatch Europe and multi-national Shell work together to conserve leopards and monkeys in South Africa
Across South Africa, conflict between humans and animals is rising due to increased habitat fragmentation caused by farming, commercial activities and government land reforms. In addition, local landowners tend to think of leopards as major killers of their livestock and primates as a major pest species, leading to lethal control measures being used across the region.
Earthwatch is working with Shell in South Africa to help reduce human-wildlife conflict. Through their collaboration, the NGO and multi-national corporation deliver a results-orientated employee engagement programme – Earthwatch Expeditions – leading to personal and professional development opportunities and increased understanding of global sustainability issues amongst Shell staff, greater engagement with local communities, and direct environmental interventions.