Research Officer, Phale Kgotla Phale has seen great success in professional advancement opportunities lately. Late in March 2014, he won a Sidney Beyers Scholarship for Wildlife Conservation though the WCN Scholarship Program. The grant will support his MPhil program through the Okavango Research Institute. His MPhil proposed study topic is ‘The Impacts of Livestock Guarding Dogs (LSGD’s) on Predator Densities, Livestock Losses and Farmers Opinions’. We wish him well in his studies and hope that the study will contribute to the development of such projects within CCB and Botswana in the future.