Biological Research
Kalahari Desert Field Station
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Wildlife Census (July '15)
Tracks & Signs (August '15)
Field Biology (August '15)
Bird Ecology (Sep '15)


Wildlife Census (July '15)
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 distance sampling 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 experience on African wildlife , methodology useful for wildlife ecology and management.

NEW: You have the opportunity to familiarise yoursefl with Kuzikus wildlife using our species list online here . Enjoy!


6 July - 31 July 2015
  • 26 days all-inclusive*
  • 1250.- EUR
* participation, accomodation, food & research fees, also return travel to research station  from Windhoek/Airport ( 180km dustroad. See what is excluded and included here ! )

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