2016 Missions

Aerial survey of coal fields in Mpumalanga

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Objective of the flight: 

An aerial survey of the coal fields in Mpumalanga as well as the water systems and human settlements affected by coal.

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Jonkershoek post-fire rock weathering survey

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Objective of the flight: 

To produce high-resolution aerial photographs of burned areas in the Jonkershoek Valley as part of a study on the role of fire in rock weathering.

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Translocation of lions from Tswalu Kalahari Reserve to uMkhuze Game Reserve

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Objective of the flight: 

To translocate three male lions from Tswalu to uMkhuze to introduce new distant genetic individuals into uMkhuze to prevent inbreeding.

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Integrated wildlife crime project

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Objective of the flight:

The promotion of the need to start engaging communities in anti-poaching activities by reporting crimes and by educating them on how poaching is a community issue.

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Marine mammals abundance study

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Objective of the flight: 

Three of twelve missions were flown to assess the effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas for inshore dolphin conservation using aerial surveys to determine distribution, abundance and habitat use.

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