Motse Wildlife Volunteers

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Well..hello there!

Just after we placed a camera at the Eastern fence to capture the lion’s movements, we encountered one of them ourselves! It was definitely exciting to be behind the steering wheel myself whilst we were just a few meters from this full grown male...

Come on baby, grow! – NewSil

To help stimulate the grow of the grasses, we started a new experiment with NewSil in the grazer exclusion plots. NewSil is a product based on stabilised silicic acid and is mainy used in the agriculture. It has not been applied in wildlife yet, but is the results of...

Prickly Pear

Where prickley pear should only be found in the US, peolpe introduced them to other parts of the globe as well. Since the cactus is only native to the Americas, we’re trying to control the spread of the cacti with the insect “cochineal”. We’re chopping the deceased...

Weed Control

We started the week with one of the most important, but nowadays underrated activities, gardening! Since we’re in the middle of the rain season it’s critical to give mother nature a helpful push. We do this by pulling some exotic weeds, including: thorn apple (Datura...

Re-seeding the reserve

With the first rains of 2016-17 wet season, the volunteers get to work re-seeding our grazer exclusion plots. Dotted around the game reserve, these plots serve to re-introduce native nutritious grasses to the reserve. We exclude heavy grazers like zebra and wildebeest...

Social spiders at Limpopo Lipadi

Social spiders at Limpopo Lipadi Stegadyphus     Kevin M. www.biust.botsa.org Science Visit We currently have some scientists from the Botswana International University of Science and Technology at the reserve. From the arachnology department, they are...

Wild dog sighting, 19 October, 2016

Blog Post Wild Dogs on Magermans SHARE THIS:   14 Wilddogs The full 14 dogs were on the far north of Materials road last night, playing as the sunset. Great to have some scientists from Botswana international university of science and technology on board. They...

Anti-poaching education with School Kids

The volunteer house was cleared out to house 5 kids from local village schools for a week. Fortunate Phaka from Youth 4 African Widlife imparted his knowledge about ecosystem function to the kids, and showed them elephant, lions, wild dogs and all the myriad elephants...

New volunteer vehicle arrived

Very excited to have received the SAMIL20, a South African Military Lorry, as the new volunteer vehicle.   Its big, its tough, and it should get all the volunteers everywhere they need to go.