Contribution through the purchase of camera traps (10 000N$)
Mission: To study population ecology of spotted hyenas and suggest management strategies to resolve carnivore related human wildlife conflict in the Zambezi region of Namibia.
Camera traps will allow the extensive large carnivore survey that is in process in the Zambezi Region to monitor waterholes over the long-term. The project has already reduced trophy hunting quotas over spotted hyenas population.
Download the Kwando Carnivore Newsletter – January 2014.
“This promises to be a busy year with monitoring all the large carnivores as well as dealing with the human wildlife conflict near Nkasa Rupara National Park so the funding from Tosco could not have come at a better time. We have many plans for infra red cameras too as they have added such value to the outcome of our work. One of aims is to place cameras at all the permanent water points as this works really well for identifying group and sex structure of both hyenas and wild dogs.” Lise Hanssen, conservation field specialist from www.caprivicarnivores.org