Alldays Wildlife and Communities Research Centre (AWCRC) was established in 2017 at Campfornis Game Farm, located in the small town of Alldays in the Limpopo province of South Africa. Our objective has been to establish a sustainable and successful conservation research programme focusing on human-wildlife conflict research. We are also the second base for Durham University’s Primate and Predator Project. We offer the opportunity for students and volunteers to gain field experience as well as for independent researchers to build their own projects in any of the fields hosted by AWCRC.
The Alldays area forms part of the Savanna Biome or ‘Bushveld,’ and is famous for its remarkable diversity of plants and animals, rich cultures and agriculture. Vegetation consists of Limpopo Sweet Bushveld, Roodeberg Bushveld, Limpopo Ridge Bushveld and Musina Mopane Bushveld. The area contains a remarkable diversity of plants, including a large number of endemic, rare and endangered species.
Campfornis itself covers an area of 16 km2. Within the confines of our farm, we have a number of mammalian species, including cape buffalo, blue wildebeest, Burchell’s zebra, rock hyrax, mongoose, greater kudu, chacma baboon, vervet monkey, lesser bushbaby, brown hyena, caracal, and leopard. There is also an abundance of bird, reptile and amphibian species.
Research can often be extended to the town and the surrounding area, including other game farms. Alldays is often used as a base for social and community studies. Before the pandemic, we often visited the local schools to provide lessons on environmental education and the local area to perform litter picks, and we are intending to resume community activities soon!
For information on our current and upcoming projects, please visit our volunteer page!