The Pel's Fishing Owl

Andre Botha
Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 19:30 to 21:30

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:12:height=206,width=286]]Andre Botha, Manager of the Endangered Widlife Trusts Birds of Prey Programme and runs a number of conservation projects. One such project is the THE PEL’S FISHING OWL Scotopelia peli GROUND SURVEY OF THE LUVHUVHU RIVER and OLIFANTS RIVER, KRUGER NATIONAL PARK.The latest survey was a follow-up to similar surveys conducted by the team during October 2006, May 2007 and June 2008 and is the fourth such survey of the area since the extensive flooding that took place in the area during the 2000 and 2001 wet seasons.


 


The first such surveys were however conducted during the 1980’s and was initiated by Flip Nel, the then ranger of the Pafuri Section and Dr. Warwick Tarboton from the Transvaal Provincial Administration Conservation Division. These surveys were later continued by other rangers working in the section and were conducted until 1998 under the guidance of the then Section ranger, Scott Ronaldson working with Dr. Alan Kemp from the Transvaal Museum.

Venue: 

Johannesburg Country Club - Cricket Pavilion

Cost: 

Free for members, guests R20