Moses Selebatso has 17 years of experience in wildlife research, community development and conservation, predominantly within the southern Kalahari of Botswana. His work spans management-oriented environmental research, community conservation and development and human-wildlife interactions.
He worked for the Department of Wildlife and National Parks as a wildlife biologist from 1998 to 2007, where he was involved in aerial census, spoor counts, human-wildlife conflict, wildlife movement and vegetation monitoring in southwest Botswana.
Selebatso then worked for Conservation International from 2007-2011 as a biodiversity manager for the Western Kgalagadi Conservation Corridor Project. He was responsible for coordination of resource inventory and corridor development processes between the Central Kalahari and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Selebatso holds a Masters Degree in Ecology and Natural Resources Management and is currently a PhD candidate with the University of Botswana, studying the ecology of the Central Kalahari blue wildebeest, which involves demography, movement and behavioural ecology and diet composition. He envisions the sustainable conservation of wildlife resources with motivated community participation in the face of climate change and human population increase.