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Prof Gladman Thondhlana

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Rhodes University, South Africa

Member, South Africa

I completed my PhD (Environmental Science) in 2012, focussing on wild resource use by the indigenous San and Mier communities of southern Kalahari in and around the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. My work seeks to understand the links between wild resource use and household welfare, co-management of protected landscapes and qualitative aspects of human-wildlife conflicts, particularly with indigenous and local communities in rural parts of South Africa and Zimbabwe. Much of this work involves interdisciplinary collaborations in both teaching and research.