Ancient Memories: Twyfelfontein and Petrified Forest
Discover petrified trees and the process which changed them, then explore early stone age art.
Namibia is famous for dramatic scenery and diverse wildlife. Carnivores such as cheetah, wild dog, leopards and lions roam the landscapes searching for their next meal. But these fantastic creatures are declining due to habitat loss and the threat of local farmers attacking them to protect livestock.
To further enhance our knowledge of these incredible animals and to help develop conservation strategies to protect them, groups will assist conservationists with their research. To develop understanding, a variety of different research techniques are used. In some locations camera traps are used strategically to record images of animals as they pass by. Setting up these camera trap and helping to review the data collected will be important on this project.
Learning to track different animals is a key research skill. Whilst in the bush, groups will collect spoor specimens. Examining the contents provides a fantastic insight to the dietary habits of an animal.