Short-term volunteering

The AWCRC is located at Campfornis Game Farm in Alldays, Limpopo province, South Africa.

Campfornis and surrounding area, is home to a variety of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects and bird species, some of which are unique to the area. This offers students and researchers a wide variety of choice when deciding on a research topic.

Our focus is primarily on human-wildlife coexistence and possible mitigating solutions, but we welcome any other proposals depending on the feasibility and material available. The short-term projects listed below are based on a maximum 3 month stay.

Future projects are currently not running, but if you are interested in any of them, then please feel free to contact us.

General volunteering activities are ad-hoc activities and are scheduled when possible or seasonally suitable.

PRIMATES

  • Diurnal primate research. For more detailed information contact Dr Leah Findlay l.j.findlay@durham.ac.uk

PREDATORS

  • Predator presence on Campfornis Game Farm
  • Predator diversity using tracking methods
  • Predator detection
  • Diet of specific predators

General volunteer activities:

  • Carnivore population census with camera traps – servicing and image tagging
  • Large carnivore ID kits

SMALL MAMMALS

  • Small mammal diversity between two locations on Campfornis Game Farm

General volunteer activities:

  • Elephant-shrew/ small mammal habituation

DASSIE (ROCK HYRAX)

  • Habituation
  • Population census

REPTILES/INVERTEBRATES (seasonal during summer months -September to March)

  • Reptile diversity on Campfornis Game Farm

 

BIRDS (seasonal during summer months -September to March)

  • Bird diversity on Campfornis Game Farm
  • Raptor diversity on Campfornis Game Farm

HERBIVORES

  • Herbivore diversity/behaviour on Campfornis Game Farm

General volunteer activities:

  • Game counts

VEGETATION

  • Vegetation diversity on Campfornis Game Farm
  • Identify succulent species occurring on Campfornis Game Farm
  • Highlight any endemic, protected or endangered species in order to establish a management plan for their conservation
Volunteering at one of the local schools for environmental education

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