Tag Archives: 2016 missions

Aerial support for rhino crime scene investigations in Kruger National Park

Objective of the flight:

To provide aerial support to the Environmental Crime Investigations Unit of SANParks in order to attend to rhino crime scenes.

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Aerial perspective of the proposed Atha mine – Mabola Protected Environment

Objective of the flight: 

The objective of the mission was to gain an aerial perspective of the proposed Atha mine site northeast of Wakkerstroom and of the following day’s ‘Visual Petition’ site at Birdlife facility adjacent to the Wakkerstroom Sanctuary vlei.

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Aerial survey of proposed uranium mining sites in the Central Karoo

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Objective of the flight: 

To investigate the potential sites of mining; to see the drainage patterns of the mining areas; to document the extent of exploration drilling; to investigate potential conflicts between agriculture and mining; to identify such sites which show signs of shallow groundwater upwelling; to obtain visuals for our education work with local communities.

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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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