Nature Conservation

Biodiversity surveys are our engine to our care for nature and its conservation. Our amazing team at the Savannah Research Center continuously collects our data regardless of all circumstances. Small mammals are their favourite taxa to do. It’s always a pleasure for them to wake up and go to the bush to get some data.

 

Rodent processing

Rodent processing

Here in the picture above are processing a  rodent caught in the trap where, it is measured, tagged (picture below) and released back to the environment. Most interestingly when checking the traps is being careful when you lift and open the trap to see what is inside, there can be a snake (scary and dangerous) and sometimes ground-feeding birds (always exciting).

 Ear-tagged rodent

Ear-tagged rodent

The Avian Genome Project continues successfully and you can tell by the facial expression when we catch rare target species like the African Jacana that was caught in Simunye (see pic below).

A researcher after catching an African Jacana that was caught in Simunye

A researcher after catching African Jacana that was caught in Simunye

The project continues to be so much fun, even when we catch non-target species that are difficult to catch with our nets, like wow (see photo below). The smile said it all when we caught a Little Sparrowhawk at The Mbuluzi Game Reserve.

A researcher after catching a Little Sparrowhawk at The Mbuluzi Game Reserve.

A researcher after catching a Little Sparrowhawk at The Mbuluzi Game Reserve.

This project continues to be so much fun. Last week we were joined, young scientists. It is so encouraging a heartwarming to see youngsters developing love, show interest, appreciate what we do and wanting to get involved. All in all, we love what we do, we love to research, nature, we are for biodiversity conservation.

Researchers collecting samples from different birds across southern Africa.

Researchers collecting samples from different birds across southern Africa.

 

To learn more about our project, or talk about how you can get involved, please email bookings@alloutafrica.com

 

 

 

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