Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Crocodile habitat monitoring in the Delta

Photo courtesy of Vincent Shacks

Vincent Shacks of ESA, Maun, brought a copy of his University of Stellenbosch thesis, Habitat vulnerability of the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, to the HOORC library yesterday. Mr Shacks and associates are beginning a crocodile monitoring programme, extending former work in the Okavango Panhandle to the semi-permanent swamps of the Delta. The programme will continue to monitor population levels and extend nesting surveys to the Delta.

1 comment:

Harry Oppenheimer Okavango Research Centre Library said...

The Rufford Small grants Foundation has funded some of Vincent Shacks' work: see http://www.ruffordsmallgrants.org/rsg/projects/vincent_shacks