The Mountains are looking beautiful at this time of year – there is often snow on the tip of the Berg, Giant’s Cup and Giant’s Castle glow red in the mornings, and volunteers wake up in their cosy Basotho Rondavels (thatched round houses) to a fabulous view and amazing sunrises.
As part of our ongoing carnivore research and conflict mitigation efforts in central Namibia, another male cheetah (registered as individual N079) was trapped and fitted with a sponsored GPS unit in February 2014.
The Yellow-Naped Parrot Working Group is a coalition of NGOs, universities, government agencies, ornithologists and birders formed in 2010 to protect this species and its habitat on the Pacific coast of Guatemala.
We have bought 6 sets of diving equipment for our team and villagers and started to renovate our newly rented house to become hospitable and also the base for our team and future volunteers, but it’s far from a plush dive and research centre but its home.
First of all, Happy New Year 2014. Hopefully this year will full fill all your desires. We had so many nice volunteer who actually attempted to make some change in this past year. Below are some activities and achievements from 2013.
On 13th Oct we GPS-collared a brown hyena after it had been trapped on a commercial cattle ranch in central Namibia. This is one of the first inland brown hyenas ever to be monitored with a GPS unit and therefore is very exciting.
We are pleased to report on the increasing number of scholarships we are facilitating for children in the townships to go to “former model c schools” where they get to inter-act with different races and receive top level education.
In our last meeting, our international team discussed what problems we found with our respective education systems.