Tag Archives: 2016 missions

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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The Riverine Rabbit Project – Assessments of habitat in the Sak River and Krom River

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Objective of the flight: 

To gain an aerial overall view of priority sections of the Sak River and Krom River catchments as a prelude to comprehensive baseline assessments of the underlying ecological condition of catchment areas in the Karoo, including river characterization research, to follow over the next five years. 

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Grey Crowned Crane nesting sites survey within the Chrissiesmeer Protected Environment

Objective of the flight:

The main objective of the flight was to undertake a complete survey of the Chrissiesmeer Protected Environment in order to determine the location and status of Grey Crowned Cranes, these included nesting birds, individual or pair sightings and flock sightings.

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