Rhino Conservation in South Africa

Rhino Conservation in South Africa

Rhino Conservation in South Africa

Trip Details:

Operator:   Earthwatch
Price From: 3,475 USD
Program duration: 12 days
Trip Dates: 01-01-2017,31-05-2017,01-10-2017,30-11-2017

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About this program

Join scientists as they study the impacts that rhinos have on the environment and how the environment would be impacted by their extinction. Observing from vehicles and on foot, participants will collect data on their behaviors, feeding habits and relationship to their environment.


Day 1:

Meet, travel to field site

Day 2:

Orientation, training

Days 3-7:

Daily activities include: Vegetation surveys: When the animals move off of foraging sites, record the vegetation in the area to assess habitat use. Dung beetle analysis: Identify and observe different species of dung beetle, insects that can indicate the health of mammal populations in an area.

Day 8:

Recreational day excursion to a nearby National Park

Days 9-10:

See daily activities above

Day 11:

Research wrap-up, farewell gathering

Day 12: Departure

Not available

Country Fast Facts

South Africa

Continent: Africa
Official Language(s) 11 - Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
Capital:No official capital. Three branches of government split between Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein
Population 54,956,900 (2015)
Climate(s)Desert (Warm/Cold), Semi-arid (Warm/Cold), Mediterranean (Warm/Temperate), Humid Subtropical, Oceanic (Subtropical/Warm/Temperate)
Major Airport(s):Cape Town (CPT), Johannesburg (JNB), Durban (DUR)
Economic Driver(s):Mining, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism

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