This project encompasses
abundance estimation of wildlife
in the reserve. Knowing number and density of wild animals is important for wildlife ecology and management. About
3000 heads of wildlife freely roam the area
in Kuzikus. We estimate population size and number of larger ungulates using a
method. Since large predators are not prevalent and abundant in the area, wildlife is held in check mainly by translocation, game catching.
We walk 44 transects of 1.2 km through the reserve, count and take data on the animals we see. This data is then analyes through a distance analysis using the software DISTANCE, which gives us a precise estimate of animal density.
Students participating in this project will
gain practical fieldwork
, methodology useful for wildlife ecology and management.
You have the opportunity to familiarise yoursefl with Kuzikus wildlife using our species list online
6 July - 31 July 2015
26 days all-inclusive*
* participation, accomodation, food & research fees, also return travel to research station from Windhoek/Airport (
180km dustroad. See what is excluded and included