The research will focus predominantly on the
Brown Hyena, a species that can exist in unprotected areas but
is also subject to persecution. It is estimated that there are
less than 1700 free ranging brown hyenas in all of South Africa.
As part of the Earthwatch team you will be involved in assessing
carnivore populations in areas with different levels of
protection and management, to help develop our understanding of
the challenges that face these animals and to aid future
Camera trap result - Brown Hyena.
Most of the research will be carried out in
Pilanesberg National Park and on Mankwe Wildlife Reserve where
Earthwatch volunteers will be privileged to experience the
African bush at night, long after the tourist has gone home.
During the day volunteers will have the opportunity to
experience management practices on a working wildlife reserve
and contribute towards wildlife conservation.
Earthwatch volunteers will be comfortably accommodated at
Motlobo Bush Camp and will be treated to 3 wholesome meals a day
which includes both western and traditional South
Dr R Yarnell
Animal Rural and Environment School
Nottingham Trent University
Mary Ellen Rowe
Phone: 1-978-461-008 x 228
Released: March 2012.
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