Monthly Archives: September 2010

Herbivore age & sex monitoring – Read more here

Do you know your kudu from your nyala and steenbok from your duiker? Askari monitors the herbivore species as well as the predators

Game capture & release – Read more here

Askari assist with all new game releases onto the reserve and also with the huge task of game capture

Elephant impact & Monitoring – Read more here

Monitoring of the largest mammal on earth

Cheetah re-introduction – Read more here

Askari is part of the cheetah action plan to help conserve this endangered species

Giraffe feast for the lions

An adult male giraffe is a big meal, even for a pride of 7 lions with 4 hungry cubs to feed

Ground hornbill conservation – Read more here

Southern Ground hornbills need our help! Destruction of their nesting habitats is causing a decline in populations

African wildcat rehabilitation – Read more here

The African wildcat is a secretive nocturnal cat, but its populations are quickly becoming threatened due to in-breeding with domestic cats.

Birds of prey – Read more here

Birds of Prey (BOP’s!) are an essential part of a healthy, functioning ecosystem

Arrival of brown hyaena to Pidwa

Throughout August and September we have received 5 brown hyenas!

Road repairs & Maintenance – Read more here

There are no tar roads on Pidwa wilderness so our dirt tracks need a little maintenance

Restoration & Building projects – Read more here

If there’s a handy man in you, you’ll enjoy these projects

Reserve clean up – Read more here

Removing human debris and leftovers from a wilderness area is one of the most satisfying feelings you can find

Reed relocation & Planting – Read more here

If it’s up to your knees in mud you like then reed planting is the activity for you!

Protection of sensitive tree species – Read more here

A trialled and tested method of protecting trees from extreme elephant damage is carried out by volunteers

Fence patrols & Maintenance – Read more here

Volunteers assist with keeping our fences in good runnnig order

Ecological monitoring – Read more here

Volunteers collect vital ecological data which assists with management decisions on the reserve

Bush encroachment & Erosion control – Read more here

Erosion and bush encroachment control is a huge part of restoring the African bush back to its natural state. Volunteers carry out this vital work from the very start, re-picking the soil and re-sowing the seed.

Anti-poaching – Read more here

Volunteers assist with anti-poaching patrols and removal of snares and bush kitchens

Alien Plant Control – Read more here

Volunteers are taught how to recognise and treat various alien plant species and are then an integral part of the clearing process.

Click here for direct links to the sites listed below

Askari website
Askari Facebook Page
Abroad reviews
Trip advisor
Askari Twitter
Askari You tube