Tag: leopard

Nadine, who is your conservation hero?

Who is your conservation hero? From a young age, my first conservation hero was my grandfather with his profound love for nature and animals, a fondness he certainly transmitted to me. I always had a fascination for cat species and as I grew older,… Continue Reading “Nadine, who is your conservation hero?”

Spot On! – By Nadine Hassan

Last week, we set up our third camera trap grid for this year. While the first and second were aimed at carnivores in general (distance sampling), this one is exclusively aimed for leopard. Leopards are well known for their secretive and shy behaviour so… Continue Reading “Spot On! – By Nadine Hassan”

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… Continue Reading “2020 at the AWCRC”

A window to the elusive

Sometimes there are moments when you are treated to something truly special, given an invitation to something you maybe feel you shouldn’t be watching. One of our camera traps provided us with one of these moments last week.   One of our Masters students,… Continue Reading “A window to the elusive”

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… Continue Reading “Camera trapping in the field”