Why do we need to Collar & Monitor Endangered Species?

  1. Studying the animals and recording behavioural, social and feeding patterns for research purposes.
  2. Monitoring is an effective way of keeping track of animals movement patterns and demographics and learning about their ecology and population structures.
  3. Monitoring animals intensively allows us to predict future movements and possible dispersals of wild dogs from their packs, for example.
  4. We are able to detect if animals have left the confines of the park - allowing us to act immediately to bring them back, thereby preventing conflict and interaction with humans and domesticated animals (which could be carriers of Rabies, Parvo or Distemper virus).
  5. By being in the field with the animals on a day-to-day basis, we pick up on poaching incidences quickly as well as injuries from fighting and predation.

Equipment Needed For Effective Endangered Species Conservation

  • Vulture GPS Backpacks: R8 000 each
  • Transmitters: R4 500 each
  • Rhino GPS Collars: R15 000 each
  • Standard VHF Anti-snare Collar: R5000
  • GPS Satellite Collar: R50 000 each
  • SAT Collar data download: R1 300 per month
  • Vet cost: R8 000 per day
  • Chopper cost: R7 700 per hour
  • Telemetry Set: R13 000 per set + R300 per cable + R2 000 per antenna

With your support there is hope for our endangered wildlife. Thank you!

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Donations

  1. Paula Routledge

    3 May

    R500
  2. Andria Heath

    17 February

    $75
  3. Ian Roper

    28 December 2016

    $100
30 Donations