Sunday, 10 March, 2019 (All day) to Friday, 15 March, 2019 (All day)

We are very excited to inform you that the website for the ACLIE is officially open for registrations.  


Please visit the website to register for the conference or to submit an abstract on the abstracts portal. Please follow the link to go directly to the website:


The inaugural African Conference for Linear Infrastructure and Ecology (ACLIE) will be held in 2019 in the iconic Kruger National Park, co-hosted by the Endangered Wildlife Trust and Eskom.  Centered around the theme Building Partnerships and Investing in nature:  the Linear Way in Africa, the conference will focus on the intersection of people and linear infrastructure, specifically how both people and nature are connected along, across and between different types of infrastructure.


All conference arrangements will be facilitated and managed by africaMASSIVE, a professional conference organising company.


The aims of ACLIE are:


1) To promote a safe and ecologically sustainable pan-African linear infrastructure; and,


2) To promote networking opportunities and effective partnerships that facilitate communication and exchange of knowledge, ideas and news.


Our focus will target four main themes:


1.       Impacts of Linear Infrastructure on local flora and fauna;

2.       Linear infrastructure through sensitive areas;

3.       Mitigating impacts; and

4.       Building partnerships


The ACLIE programme includes podium presentations, posters, field trips, and exhibits on topics of special interest to researchers, biologists, engineers, planners, project managers, administrators, and policy makers.


Important Dates

Date / 2019 



10 March


 Arrival and registration.  
"Meet and Greet" cocktail function in evening (complementary)

11 March


 Paper Sessions
 Breakfast and evening meal to be arranged by delegate

12 March


 Paper Sessions
 Breakfast and evening meal to be arranged by delegate

13 March


 Field trips and workshops
 Breakfast and evening meal to be arranged by delegate

14 March


 Paper Sessions
 Breakfast to be arranged by delegate
 Bush braai  (An opportunity for delegates to experience the real African bush under the stars, whilst enjoying traditional African entertainment and a dinner cooked over the coals)

15 March


 Checkout and Departures 
(A final get-together evening for those staying on in the park will be arranged, more details to follow - will be at own cost)




Event Venue: 

Skukuza Rest Camp, Kruger National Park (RSA)


Wendy Collinson-Jonker

Wildlife and Roads Project


Endangered Wildlife Trust


Cell: +27(0)73 596 1673 | Email: wendyc[at][dot]za | Web: | Skype: wendy.collinson21


Physical Address: Building K2, Ardeer Road, Pinelands Office Park, Modderfontein 1609, Gauteng, South Africa

Postal Address: Private Bag X 11, Modderfontein 1645, Gauteng, South Africa


The core supporters of the Wildlife and Roads Project are Bridgestone SA, Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire, De Beers Group of Companies, Ford Wildlife Foundation, N3 Toll Concession and TRAC N4, dedicated to minimising the negative interactions between wildlife and transport infrastructure.




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