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Muvhuyu Research & Education Volunteers

Organisation: Muvhuyu Research & Education

Country: South Africa

Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation

Muvhuyu Research & Education Volunteers

Muvhuyu Research & Education will offer multiple topics & subjects to students. However we will also be able to accommodate students who wish to study their own specific subjects.

The main focus of the project is to concentrate on the antelope and greatly understudied smaller wildlife species in this area. There will however be opportunities to study free roaming lions, elephants, leopard, cheetah and both spotted plus brown hyena, which are all often seen in the area.

There are numerous species of antelope, however the main ones that are present on Santer Wildlife Ranch include zebra, kudu, impala, gemsbok and blue wildebeest. Along with these antelopes warthogs, jackals, chacma baboons and vervet monkeys are present.

There is an abundance of smaller species in the area, which to list all of them would take pages, however there are numerous species of butterfly, reptiles, amphibians and birds. Along with this there are many nocturnal species in the area such as bush babies, bats, civets, genets, porcupine and honey badger.

Duties will include data collection, data recording and analysis along with report writing. During the analysis and report writing we encourage students to discuss their ideas and inputs, in order to create a better understand for all on the area being studied.

Throughout their stay students will be involved in all aspects of the day to day running of the research programme, under the direct or indirect supervision of the project staff.

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  • Muvhuyu Research & Education Volunteers

    Providing a professional and rewarding experience in an area of outstanding natural beauty and historical importance. Muvhuyu's objective is to establish the infrastructure to run a sustainable and successful conservation programme. The project has the opportunity to significantly contribute to the better understanding of the conversation status of many South African wildlife species in the Greater Mapungubwe Area. Whilst the students will play a vital role in the programme. it is hoped that the analysed information, as well as the data collection itself, will encourage the local community to be involved, creating links between scientific research and local knowledge.

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