Dr. Johan and the STS team in South Africa support Lion research and protection in a National Park.
Researchers and wildlife management teams use tracking collars for an array of reasons. They are used to record behavioural, social patterns, track movements and demographics. More importantly, collars help teams pick up on poaching incidences, animals leaving from the confines of a reserve and injuries from fighting, snares and predation.
Newer generation collars have been developed that will drop off at the end of their useful life, whereas the older generation tracking collars have to be removed manually. Dr. Johan and the team in South Africa recently removed such a collar from a beautiful male Lion in one of our National Parks. The collar came to the end of its life and it was decided to remove the collar as it will serve no purpose in the near future.
Our veterinary support in these projects is vital for the advancement of research and the protection of these endangered mammals. But we can only continue our work with your support. Please donate to keep our teams in Africa Saving the survivors and creating hope from hurt.