Monday, January 10, 2011
Elephants without borders-aerial survey
An aerial survey counting elephants and wildlife species in Northern Botswana was carried out by Elephants without borders, and San Diego Zoo last year. The survey which took about three months covered an area of 80 000 sq kms and the distance flown was about 42 000 kms. High density wildlife areas such as the Okavango, Linyanti, Kwando and Chobe regions, sampling coverage was about 22%, the highest survey coverage ever flown simultaneously over Northern Botswana. Information from the survey will be incorporated into population models to better understand population trends and prioritise research and management programmes relating to wildlife ecology and conservation management in Botswana. For more information on the survey visit the Elephants Without Borders site.