Rhino Conservation in South Africa

Rhino Conservation in South Africa

Rhino Conservation in South Africa

Trip Details:

Operator:   Earthwatch
Price From: 3,475 USD
Program duration: 12 days
Trip Dates: 01-01-2017,31-05-2017,01-10-2017,30-11-2017

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About this program

Work alongside scientists and study the impacts of rhinos on the environment and determine how the environment would be affected by their extinction.

Participants will observe wildlife from game viewers, as well as on foot, collecting data and studying the feeding habits and relationship to the environment of rhinos.

Trek through the African plains and learn about the landscapes and animals of South Africa.



Day 1:

Meet, travel to field site

Day 2:

Orientation, training

Days 3-7:

Daily activities include: Vegetation surveys: When the animals move off of foraging sites, record the vegetation in the area to assess habitat use. Dung beetle analysis: Identify and observe different species of dung beetle, insects that can indicate the health of mammal populations in an area.

Day 8:

Recreational day excursion to a nearby National Park

Days 9-10:

See daily activities above

Day 11:

Research wrap-up, farewell gathering

Day 12: Departure

Not available

Country Fast Facts

South Africa

Continent: Africa
Official Language(s) 11 - Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
Capital:No official capital. Three branches of government split between Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein
Population 54,956,900 (2015)
Climate(s)Desert (Warm/Cold), Semi-arid (Warm/Cold), Mediterranean (Warm/Temperate), Humid Subtropical, Oceanic (Subtropical/Warm/Temperate)
Major Airport(s):Cape Town (CPT), Johannesburg (JNB), Durban (DUR)
Economic Driver(s):Mining, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism

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