The MammalMAP Project lecture

  • From: April 30, 2013 at 5:00pm     To: October 23, 2014 at 7:00pm
The MammalMAP Project lecture

 

MammalMAP (African Mammal Atlas Project) is a project jointly run by the Animal Demography Unit (ADU) at theUniversity of Cape Town and the Mammal Research Institute (MRI) at the University of Pretoria. The aim ofMammalMAP is to update the distribution records of all African mammal species to accurately reflect mammal distributions in the 21st century. Through collaborations with scientists, conservation organisations, wildlifeauthorities and citizen scientists across Africa, we are consolidating all reliable evidence (camera trap records,photographs, markings) of current mammal occurrence into an open access digital database hosted. by the ADU. We believe that the data within MammalMAP, and the analysis of this data, will not only yield crucial information for continent wide species conservation policies and landscape conservation policies, but alsoprovide an excellent platform for educating the public about African mammals and their conservation challenges.

Entrance is free to members on presentation of a valid 2013 membership card. Visitors are asked for a donation of R30.

Special camera trap outing with Dr Tali Hoffman: Wednesday 1 May

Following the lecture on Tuesday evening Tali has generously offered to lead a morning excursion in NewlandsForest from 9:00 to 12:00 on 1 May – a public holiday. During this excursion Tali will help familiarise participantswith different types of camera traps, demonstrate best practice in camera trap setup, and in essence helpeveryone to discover the wonderful world of camera trapping wildlife.

Cost: Members: R50; Non-members: R65

Booking for this outing is very important and numbers are strictly limited.

Contact Maxine Davies on Phone: 021 481 3913  or e-mail: samfriends@iziko.org.za

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