Tag: AWCRC

What have we learnt?

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, governments have been implementing various policies in order to try and best deal with the threat relative to their own country. For South Africa that has included shutting schools, meaning we have finished our eco-schools and environmental education sessions…

2020 at the AWCRC

It’s a new year and exciting changes are afoot at the AWCRC! At the end of 2019 we expanded into a whole new camp, increasing our capacity for new volunteers and students to join us. The move also saw us into a grand new…

Aardwolf – some fun facts on the beautiful “earth wolf”

As we continue our camera grid into August, we have been really treated with various species turning up on the cameras! One of the species that has provided particular excitement in camp is the aardwolf (Proteles cristatus). Although quite widely distributed across Southern Africa,…

Reptiles in & around Alldays – by Kurt van Wyk

Alldays sits in a promising area for reptiles. Due to the high number of game farms in the surrounding landscape, land-use is arguably sufficiently low to allow for significant diversity and abundance. While winter is generally less productive for reptile surveys than the summer…

Camera trapping in the field

After being established in the early 1900’s, camera trapping has developed significantly and fast become a key method for wildlife and ecological research. It has become not only a plausible method, but an increasingly accurate passive data collection method. Given the non-invasive nature of camera…