We have a core team of 35 members, 2 project directors, 1 operations manager, 1 field manager, 2 field coordinators, 3 Education officers, 2 research and GIS technicians, 10 admin, logistics and support staff, 14 community officers!
In addition, we work with a cadre of graduate students and interns, a coalition of international advisers, visiting scholars, specialists, community stakeholders and many government and private sector partners throughout Botswana.
Our Ecoexist Research Team includes research fellows, students, interns, visiting scholars, and professional volunteers.
The team brings interdisciplinary, international, and integrative insights to the challenge of fostering coexistence between people and elephants.
In 2013, the coalition of advisors joined the Ecoexist team in the Okavango to help draft a long-term plan for reducing human-elephant conflicts.
They brought expertise and experiences from Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, Peru, India, England, and the U.S., and from the World Wildlife Fund, Wildlife Conservation Society, Amboseli Trust for Elephants, ZSL London Zoo, Cheetah Conservation Botswana, and Arcus Foundation - Great Ape Conservation, among others.