WE NEED YOU ….. call for more volunteers!

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Thank you to our team of volunteers who are assisting us with roadkill data collection across the country – the ranks are growing and we are already starting to build up an interesting picture of what is happening in South Africa. BUT ….. we need more ….

By contributing wildlife roadkill data, you help us to understand where wildlife live and the threats they face from (mostly) human activities. It helps a lot if you contribute a picture of the animal with your observation. Don’t worry if you can’t identify an animal to the species level right away. A picture will help us to do it and just saying “rabbit” or “hawk” is useful information too.

You can upload your roadkill data either to:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1aWYevMj5ewLJUFHrt8Ddo7MjdJQtbslnsv4hhdE_8tk/viewform

or you can download our newly launched Smartphone app. which is simple and easy to use. Simply take a photo of the roadkill carcass (if it is safe to stop and do so), and then the app. will send it to our roadkill database.

The file can be downloaded from:

http://prismsw.com/roadwatch/android/RoadWatchSouthAfrica.apk

You can also contact us for more information at:

roads@ewt.org.za

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About wendy collinson

Originally hailing from the UK, Wendy gained her Bachelor of Education in 1990, and spent 15 years teaching Physical Education in London to high school students. She moved to South Africa in 2005, beginning work as a research assistant with large carnivores, working on research projects initiated by the Endangered Wildlife Trust. Wendy’s education background has stood her in good stead as a tour guide, since she believes in an interactive approach, engaging guests in specialist carnivore research tours. In addition to her research and tours, Wendy is also the main organiser of the aptly named “BIKE4BEASTS” mountain bike race, organised annually to raise funds for the Endangered Wildlife Trust (www.bike4beast.coza) Wendy is a field worker with the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife and Transport Programme. She recently completed her Master’s degree at Rhodes University, Grahamstown South Africa, which examined the impacts of roads on South African wildlife.
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