Research & Philosophy
Wildlife Conservation Trust

WCT supports and promotes research related to endangered species.

Our Philosophy

The WCT supports and promotes research related to endangered species. It encourages research that will benefit the conservation of species, and particularly those in captivity, with the intention to serve as gene pools for supplementing genetic heterogeneity in free-ranging species under threat.

Since its inception, The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre has had a history of supporting research in the fields of nutrition, breeding, and management. Researchers from various academic institutions published more than 30 scientific papers in scientific journals or as the proceedings of congresses, symposia, or workshops.

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Research Criteria & Philosophy

Nutritional Management of Cheetah’s in Captivity

Researcher | Marthie Nickols

Organisation | University of Pretoria

Marthie Nickols is studying at the University of Pretoria, and is busy with her Masters degree in MSc (agric.) animal science: production physiology. She was born on the 6th of March 1990, and grew up in Pretoria.

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