Botswana

Hippos can be aggressive if you get too close

A new UNSW study has shown that using a drone to film hippos in Africa is an effective, affordable tool for conservationists to monitor the threatened species’ population from a safe distance, particularly in remote and aquatic areas.

Africa lions

UNSW conservationists are painting eyes on the rumps of cattle in Botswana as part of a study in "psychological trickery" to prevent lion attacks and the lethal retaliation that results.