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Carnivore Conservation in High Altitude Rainforests of Rwanda

Servaline genet captured in Nyungwe National Park in southwestern Rwanda (2011)


January 2011 - December 2013


Assess species diversity, occupancy of different habitat, and conservation threats of carnivores in Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda

Research Products and Activities


  • K. McFadden. 2011. Influence of species traits and landscape attributes on the abundance and distribution of small and mid-sized carnivores at Nyungwe National Forest, Rwanda. Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation and Society of Conservation Biology, Africa Section, Arusha, Tanzania

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 12

Scientific Publications: 39

Presentations: 167



  • Kate McFaddenPrincipal Investigator

Funding Agencies

  • Panthera


South Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Clemson University
  2. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute