The CARCASS Challenge!
“C A Carcass And Send Sighting”
Hands up if you have ever hit an animal or bird while driving! Chances are your hand is up. In fact so-called roadkill is one of the most underestimated threats to our wildlife.
The EWT’s Wildlife & Transport Programme (WTP) needs your help recording roadkill data and has launched the Road watch South Africa smartphone app to make your participation in their Roadkill Research and Mitigation Project easier.
To take part simply type this link into the Safari browser on your Android platform phone:
We are hoping that the app will be available on the Apple platform shortly. If, during your travels, you spot any roadkill on our roads please record your sighting via the app and the WTP will use the data you share in their work to reduce the impacts of transport on our wildlife.
You can also send your sightings to us at firstname.lastname@example.org . We need the location (preferably GPS co-ordinates), species seen and date.
We challenge you to record as much roadkill data as possible and send it to us ….. and we further challenge you to become a GivenGain activist and pledge your support with a donation for this project.
https://www.facebook.com/EndangeredWildlifeTrust?ref=hl – Facebook Link
http://www.givengain.com/cause/2347/projects/14490/ – GivenGain Link
The CARCASS Challenge will start on 1st March and end with the draw for the most submissions taking place in November. The EWT has a fantastic Hamper full of exciting EWT goodies for the person who collects the most data, with great prizes for second and third place.
Regular updates of the challenge will be posted on the EWT Facebook page and you can follow us on Twitter (@RoadsEWT).
AND CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING LINKS FOR UPDATES ON OUR RECENT WORK….
We’ve also created a global Road Ecology Facebook page, so we can share more ideas with our neighbours in other countries:
Please help us with our campaign – it will make South Africa’s roads safer for both wildlife and road users alike!