Malawi: Five elephants, twelve bats, fourteen transects and more

Update from our Malawi expedition working on cats, primates, elephants and African biodiversity www.biosphere-expeditions.org/malawi

Our second group in Malawi is in full swing and after just three days of proper citizen science we have already

  • identified five new elephants
  • captured and released 12 bats
  • carried out ten large mammal driving transects, two walking transects, two hippo transects
  • set up several insects traps and processed three elephant dungs

Our partner scientists from Lilongwe Wildlife Trust and Conservation Research Africa are delighted by the data our team of citizen scientists have collected to establish a baseline for Vwaza Reserve. These data will be used to better manage the reserve and help protect it from poachers.

Our team has also deployed 24 camera traps in the rarely visited northern part of the reserve. Tomorrow we will switch the SD cards to see what we have captured. Stay tuned!

 

 

 

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