Brittany Schultz

MSc Student: Conservation Ecology, Stellenbosch University: Brittany Schultz
MSc Student: Conservation Ecology, Stellenbosch University: Brittany Schultz

Brittany grew up in Cape Town where she was regularly exposed to nature and wildlife throughout southern Africa. She completed her Bachelor of Science, honours in Conservation Ecology and Entomology at Stellenbosch University. During her honours year she was a part of the Urban Caracal Project and looked at the road-crossing patterns of the Cape Peninsula’s caracal population. While studying, her interests led her to specialise in human-wildlife conflict and entomology. She has a passion for all wildlife however mammals and particularly wild cats have always been her main interest.

Her current research for her MSc thesis in collaboration with the Cape Leopard Trust is perfectly suited as she is looking closely at the various threats to medium sized mammals in the Boland, to understand how the leopard population is threatened by loss of prey. She is further motivated that this project contributes to the conservation of the leopard population and general ecosystem surrounding her home town.

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