Thanks for stopping by. This fund will allow direct injection of funds where they are needed most – on the ground, alongside the needs of our partners, to preserve Africa’s natural spaces.
Global Vision International have been actively monitoring the wildlife on Karongwe Private Game Reserve in the Limpopo Province for the past 18 years.
Our intimate data sets have contributed to numerous scientific papers, and have directly influenced the management of the abundant species who call Karongwe home.
Throughout the past 18 years GVI have monitored many species but none more closely than the cheetah. This species is currently listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. In just 100 years, human populations have increased twentyfold, pushing cheetahs out of 95% of their historic range. Infrastructure, agriculture and settlements have been central to habitat loss and fragmentation of populations. The open grasslands that cheetah traversed for three million years prior to our arrival is diminishing, and in turn, so are these iconic cats.
GVI’s intimate relationship with the cheetah on Karongwe Private Game Reserve offers unique research opportunities, only attainable through intense and consistent monitoring through various data capturing techniques. Our database began with the introduction of cheetah to the property in 1999, and spans almost 20 years, allowing us an unfiltered look into the fascinating ecology of these predators. Data gathered detailing their habitat utilisation, prey preferences and inter-specific relationships contributes directly towards their management and will ultimately influence their survival.
Your contributions towards this fund will be utilised directly for the conservation of cheetah, and other large cats, through purchasing of tracking equipment and telemetry units.
As Sir David Attenborough said, ‘Nature once determined how we survive, now we determine how nature survives.’ Join us, as we share more stories from the field about the conservationists on the front line working hard to conserve Africa’s natural spaces, so that her ecosystems may thrive for many generations to come.
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