The Brown Hyena Research Project is based in Namibia but the team travels as far as Botswana to study and learn more about the animals. They’re being killed by locals who consider them to be pests since they do break into farms to eat livestock. They’re either shot on sight or poisonous traps have been left out for them by farmers. Today, it’s estimated that there are only 5,000 to 8,000 brown hyenas left roaming in the continent which places them on the critically endangered list. When visiting Botswana, stop by and make a donation to Central Kalahari Game Reserve one of the few protected parks of the species and learn how you can help.