Hu Defu, Mr Lu Jun, Jeremy Anderson and Marc Stalmans
at Meihuashan Nature Reserve, China.
by One and Only Resorts, part of the hotel group
Kerzner International, to provide wildlife management
and conservation advice for their new operations.
of the wildlife tourism potential and future
trends in the product of a number of sites in
southern Africa for ‘One and Only Resorts’,
a division of Kerzner International (2003).
the relative conservation importance and financial
assistance needs of the proposed Transfrontier
Conservation Areas (TFCAs) for the Peace Parks
- Training coordinator
for the EU-funded SADC wildlife management training
- For the Regional
Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Control Programme
(RTTCP), a land-use study of the Common Fly-Belt,
funded by the EU, and involving Zambia, Zimbabwe,
Malawi and Mozambique (1995).
- Team Leader
and Wildlife Ecologist for FAO (Food and Agriculture
Organisation of the United Nations) project
involving survey of wildlife utilization in
all ten SADC countries (1991).
in reconnaissance survey for Giant Sable in
Luando Reserve, Angola (2004).
of a report “Perspectives on human-elephant
conflict in the Mmadinare and Mathathane areas
of south-eastern Botswana”, for the Department
of Wildlife and National Parks, Botswana (2004).
of tender documents and project plans for leasehold
of two Controlled Hunting Areas in the Okavango
Delta, Botswana for Michelletti Bates Safaris
of the infrastructure needs for five Transfrontier
Conservation Areas in Moçambique for
the Ministry of Tourism, funded by the Global
Environmental Facility (GEF)/World Bank (2004).
Project undertaken in conjunction with Consultec
- Survey of
wildlife and associated tourism development
potential of a forestry concession between Gorongosa
National Park and Marromeu in the miombo woodlands
of Moçambique as part of the pre-certification
process for FSC (Forestry Steward Council) recognition
- Planning and
implementation of a wildlife survey of the Banhine
National Park (Moçambique) for the African
Wildlife Foundation (October 2004). A sample
count by means of a helicopter was conducted
using GPS-based software to record spatial distribution
- Planning and
management support for the Limpopo National
Park (LNP), Moçambique, for the Peace
Parks Foundation. Projects included a concept
tourism development plan, game introduction
recommendations, vegetation survey (as input
to the management plan), assessment of carrying
capacity for game in the 35,000 ha Sanctuary
of the LNP, and transfer of knowledge and skills
for carrying capacity assessment to the staff
of Eduardo Mondlane University. These projects
all form part of the restoration and development
of this newly proclaimed (2002) National Park
of 1,000,000 ha that adjoins the well-known
Kruger National Park (2002-2003).
assessments of the Banhine and Zinave National
Parks for Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI),
contracted by USAID to provide technical assistance
to Moçambique, Zimbabwe, and South Africa
in developing the plans for the Gaza-Kruger-Gonarezhou
Transboundary Natural Resources Management Area
(GKG-TBNRMA). The surveys identified individual
plant communities and resulted in landscape
maps for the two National Parks that cover respectively
700,000 and 400,000 ha. The survey results are
used as basic building blocks for the management
plan that is being formulated for these two
and technical feasibility analysis of the proposed
Mahel Cattle/Game Ranching Project in Maputo
Province, Moçambique, for Development
Alternatives, Inc. (DAI) as part of the GKG-TBNRMA
- Prepared the
Concept Tourism development plan for the Limpopo
National Park, Moçambique for the Peace
Parks Foundation (2002).
- Surveyed the
potential for community-based wildlife management
in four pilot areas in Moçambique for
the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO)
and the Directorate of National Forests and
Wildlife of Moçambique (2000).
- Prepared the
conceptual plans for Zinave National Park (5000
sq.km), Banhine National Park (7000 sq.km) and
Coutada 16 (10000 sq.km) of the Gaza-Kruger-Gonarezhou
TFCA for Directorate of National Forests and
Wildlife of Moçambique and the Global
Environment Facility (1998).
- Developed guidelines
and coordinated the re-introduction of lion
to the Kalahari Game Lodge in Namibia (30000
ha). Private Client.
of conservation master plan, management overhaul,
and restructuring of the environmental education
programme of Lapalala Wilderness, South Africa,
for the Parker family. Partner Roger Collinson
has been appointed director of the Lapalala
Wilderness as part of this effort (current).
- Wildlife and
conservation advisors to the Pam Golding Property
Group, the leading real estate company in South
Control Officer (ECO) for Singita Lebombo, Nwanetsi
Concession in the Kruger National Park (April
2004 – on-going). Singita Lebombo Lodge
and Sweni Lodge are Members of Relais &
Châteaux. The ECO functions as the interface
between the operator and the South African National
Parks with responsibility for 6-monthly environmental
audits, evaluation of compliance with Record
of Decisions and agreed upon procedures, and
compilation of Environmental Management Plans
of the Management Plan for the 18,000 ha Legalameetse
Nature reserve on the Great Drakensberg Escarpment,
Limpopo Province, South Africa (current).
Impact Assessments for the proposed expansion
of the Bongani Lodge and development of a catchment
dam in Mthethomusha Game Reserve, South Africa
- Member of
a research team (Prof. K. Rogers and Prof. E.
Witkowski of the University of the Witwatersrand,
Dr A. Mills, Dr M. Stalmans) to study the savanna/grassland
boundary. Two-year project funded by the Andrew
W. Mellon Foundation (February 2004 –
of a model for breeding disease-free Cape buffalo
for a community project, for Index cc (2004).
of habitat suitability and carrying capacity
for herbivores in the Mthethomusha Game Reserve,
South Africa, for the Mpumalanga Parks Board.
Project undertaken together with the Range &
Forage Institute of the Agricultural Research
- Drafting of
the TOR for the projects needed to fulfill the
requirements of the Integrated Development Plan
for the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park (a World
Heritage Site) for the Greater St. Lucia Wetland
Park Authority, South Africa (2004).
development options available to the Mohlahla
Community for the farm Lissabon 524KT, for Usumbomvu
Development Consulting (Pty) Ltd (2003).
of carrying capacity and habitat suitability
of the Greater St.. Lucia Wetland Park (South
Africa), for wild herbivores (2003). The project
was conducted as a joint consultancy with the
Range and Forage Institute of the Agricultural
Research Council, South Africa.
- Guest speaker
and expert at a Game Farming and Tourism work
session for private landowners in the Mpumalanga
Province, South Africa, organised by the Landbou
Weekblad, one of South Africa’s two largest
agricultural publications (2003).
- Options study
for the Straalhoek State Forest, Eastern Cape,
South Africa, in association with Maseko Management
Services and Contour Project Managers (2003).
This project, undertaken for the South African
Department of Water Affairs & Forestry within
its Participatory Forest Management framework,
explored forest-derived sustainable utilisation
and entrepreneurial opportunities for the surrounding
of a landscape and habitat map (using field
surveys, aerial photography and GIS modelling)
as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment
process for the Boynton Platinum Mine. The area
is located in a recognised centre of plant endemism
in the north-eastern part of South Africa (2003).
and soil inventories of 85,000 ha of expansion
areas between the Pilanesberg National Park
and Madikwe Game Reserve for the North West
Park & Tourism Board, South Africa (2002-2003).
The results are instrumental for planning a
corridor between the two protected areas. The
project balances ecotourism and economic development
with protection and restoration of a semi-arid
- Scoping report
on the environmental impact of trophy hunting
on the Timbavati, Klaserie, and Balule Private
Nature Reserves and their wildlife populations
for the Association of Private Nature Reserves
(those bordering the Kruger National Park within
South Africa), 2003.
development plans for the Songimvelo and Barberton
Nature Reserves for the Mpumalanga Parks Board,
South Africa (2002).
a business plan for a tented camp within Mthethomusha
Game Reserve, South Africa, for the Mpumalanga
Parks Board (2002).
- Prepared the
environmental component of tenders for two of
the tourism concession areas in Kruger National
Park for clients Thornybush & Inzalo Investments
and Hyatt Hotels (2000).
of the institutional capacity and needs assessment
of the Zambian Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) for
NORAD (2004 - on-going).
- For WWF International,
definition of the conservation issues in the
Bangweulu Basin (Zambia), and the development
of a Project Concept for the conservation of
the Basin (which covers about 190 000 sq.km) and
its Wetlands (1998).
- For WWF-Denmark,
supervision of Biologist on WWF-DANIDA Bangweulu
Wetlands Project, Zambia; terms of reference
included design of research programme for an
extensive community-based wildlife utilisation
scheme in the Bangweulu Swamps, Luapula Province
(1994 & 1995).
- Led planning
team commissioned by the Zambian Dept. of National
Parks & Wildlife Services (European Community
funding administered by World Wide Fund for
Nature) to prepare a baseline Management Plan
for the Lower Zambezi National Park (4000 sq.km),
of EIA for proposed Batoka Gorge hydropower
dam on the Zambezi River (1992).
- IUCN representative
on multidisciplinary team to review the Luangwa
Integrated Resource Development Project (LIRDP),
1989. The LIRDP is an important experiment in
the integration of conservation with development,
with a budget estimated at US $25 million.
by the University of Edinburgh (as part of an
EC Link with the University of Zimbabwe), to
teach the Wildlife Ecology module on the Masters
Programme in Tropical Resource Ecology, Univ.
of Zimbabwe, and to supervise associated MSc
student theses (through 2000).
- For the Save
Valley Conservancy, an Environmental Appraisal
(EA) of a major wildlife restocking exercise;
the EA was a condition for an IFC/World Bank
loan application for US $ 1 million to support
the restocking programme (1997).
- Wildlife expert
for Geotech Associates (in association with
CODA and partners) for the Zambezi Valley Master
Plan Study, 1989. This major study, funded by
UNDP, resulted in a five volume report.
- Senior author
of World Bank funded project for Forestry Commission
on patterns of fuelwood utilisation and deforestation
in Zimbabwe (1988).
Stalmans at entrance to Lochinvar National Park
AND WEST AFRICA
- Advised on
strengthening protected area management and
controlling the bush meat trade in Gabon, the
Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African
Republic, and Cameroon as part of the Central
World Heritage Forest Initiative (CAWHFI) for
FAO and UNESCO (2001 & 2002).
- Advised on
the development and management of National Parks,
including Keran National Park and Fosse-aux-Lions,
for the South African Department of Foreign
- For TAMS-ULG
Consultants, Ecologist and Wildlife/Tourism
Specialist on the Baro-Akobo Integrated Development
Master Plan Project, Ethiopia (client: government
of Ethiopia). 1995 and 1996.
- Prepared guidelines
for managing free-ranging lion populations for
trophy hunting for Tanzania Game Trackers, the
largest Safari hunting company in Tanzania (2002).
of seven pre-selected areas in south-east China
to determine the most suitable site for a tiger
re-introduction project for the Save China’s
Tiger Trust. This assessment was conducted together
with scientists of the state Forestry Administration.
Required management interventions, gaps in management
capacity, and planning needs were identified
- Reviewed and
amended the Management Plans for 18 Protected
Areas in Sri Lanka for the FAO (including large
National Parks such as Yala, Wasgamuwa, Uda
Walawe, Bundala and Lunugunwehera ), as part
of an FAO/UNDP team assessing a GEF-funded programme
to enhance capacity, planning, and development
within the Department of Wildlife Conservation.
- Concept development
for a wildlife project in the Middle East (current).
- Advisor to
the South African Department of Foreign Affairs
on wildlife queries from Sudan and Libya (1999).
of integrated project for desert leisure, conservation,
and eco-tourism (1997-1998).
of an ecotourism plan for the Al Talila Reserve
and areas surrounding the World Heritage Site
of Palmyra, Syria (2003). The reserve and its
wildlife forms part of the Al Badia rangeland
Anderson, Marc Stalmans, Roger Collinson with staff
from Grant Thornton and the Zambian Wildlife Authority
at a ferry crossing of the Kafue River near Lower
Zambezi National Park, Zambia (Aug 2004).
and its principals have also provided services to
the following organisations:
- Anglo American
Corporation Services, Ltd.
Alternatives, Inc. (USA)
- Debswana Pty.
- Department of
Water Affairs and Forestry, South Africa
- Department of
Foreign Affairs, South Africa
- Eastern Cape
Provincial Government, South Africa
- KPMG Leisure
- Price Waterhouse
- United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP)
- World Conservation
- WWF (Namibia)
Strategy for Al Talila Reserve and Adjacent Areas