My research project focuses on the socioecological dynamics of human-wildlife conflict in the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana. Using reported livestock kill sites I intend to build a spatial prediction model to spatially map locations of high livestock predation risk. Furthermore, understanding the local perceptions and attitudes towards wildlife is crucial for effective conflict mitigation. A critical component of this project is the participation of the Makgadikgadi community and consideration of their livelihoods. Failing to incorporate local perspectives and culture into conservation planning undermines the value of community engagement, and in turn can lead to increased levels of conflict. I am interested in integrating social science with ecological data including participatory mapping, qualitative interviews, and camera traps to further understand the socioecological drivers of perceived risk. Ultimately, I intend to provide spatial maps to community members in Makgadikgadi in order to help inform livestock management decisions. Through this work, I hope to create a more holistic model for conservation planning and further the development of human-wildlife coexistence.