Kenya: Exitus III

Update from our Africa volunteer project working on the Big Five and biodiversity in the Maasai Mara of Kenya

Group 3 have finished and made their way back home whilst Roland, Rebekah and I take a week’s break to prepare for the fourth and final Kenya group of 2023. Group 3 has worked tirelessly for the past two weeks and the data quality and quantity speak for themselves:

16,719 total animals recorded

195 raptors and endangered birds recorded, including 6 secretary birds

13,093 mammals recorded on 23 vehicle transects with a total distance of 311 km including sightings of lions, cheetahs and bush pigs

12 foot patrols completed recording

139 samples of scat and 65 of footprints

Two 14 hour waterhole observations with 3,121 observations in total, these sightings were predominantly domestic, as we establish baseline data for Mbokishi (also see the pie chart below, which paints a very clear picture of the difference between established and newly founded conservancies)

310 iconic species/ interesting animal activities recorded including a hyaena sleeping in a puddle in the middle of the road (!) and 6 ostriches

4,328 images captured by hotspot cameras that contained images of animals, including leopard, lion, giraffe and bush pig

Group 3 – we can’t thank you enough for the commitment and hours of hard work you have put into making this a success. Great to meet you all.

Group 4 – see you on Sunday at our assembly point in Nairobi. Please come prepared for wet weather, mud and long days!

Update from our Africa volunteer project working on the Big Five and biodiversity in the Maasai Mara of Kenya

One Reply to “Kenya: Exitus III”

  1. Sounds like group 3 have worked really hard as citizen scientists. I’m going to learn about the data they collected. Well done 🙂

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