Some exciting updates from our Kariega Conservation project as the students have been assisting with game capture and relocation…extremely exciting!!
Kariega Game Reserve conservation work volunteer, Ann Katrin, with a tranquillised blue wildebeest. This wildebeest was one of the animals that Kariega volunteers helped catch and load onto trucks to be sold during this weeks game capture.
Excess males are sold periodically and new specimens are bought in to diversify the breeding gene pool. Other species which the Kariega volunteers were lucky enough to have worked with included eland, zebra, waterbuck, kudu and blesbuck. Some of the darting is done from a helicopter, while other species are better suited to darting off of the Kariega volunteer vehicle. Game capture is a hands-on, exciting component of our Kariega Volunteer Programme, and we look forward to taking part in this every year!