Tag Archives: September 2013

Aerial survey of Denham’s Bustard in the Kouga Municipal Area

Objective of the flight:

The objective of the flight was to record Denham’s Bustard display areas in a study area comprising a rough triangle between Jeffreys Bay, Hankey and Tsitsikamma in the Eastern Cape. This forms part of a larger initiative which is being undertaken by the St Francis Kromme Trust, a registered public benefit organisation concerned with environmental issues in the greater St Francis Bay area, in co-operation with five wind energy developers in the region.

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Dugong survey Bazaruto National Park, Mozambique

Objective of the flight:

The flights objectives include the observation and recording of Dugongs and their calves in order to understand habitat use and population viability.  In addition, the flights will also enable mapping of fishing activities and threats to Dugongs. The flights will form part of a 12 month assessment of Dugong distribution and fishing pressure that will enable the EWT to suggest further areas of Special Protection where high Dugong abundance and fishing threats overlap. The flights will also augment marine patrols, and direct patrol boats onto observed threats. The flight will also record Manta rays, dolphins, sharks, and whales and share this data with the Marine Megafauna Foundation.

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Bonizwe flight for Midlands Conservancies Forum

Objective of the flight:

To give members of the Mpophomeni Enviro Club a look at how Mpophomeni fits into the landscape of the Midlands and in particular where other wetlands and rivers are situated.  The Enviro Club focusses many of their activities on wetlands which surround Mpophomeni.

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