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Every year the Percy FitzPatrick Institute and Wild Bird Trust undertake the Okavango Wetland Bird Survey. This is a nine-year project that aims to use 71 wetland bird species as indicators of significant change in the flood regime and functioning of the Okavango Delta. The survey involves “poling” ourselves over 250 miles across this enigmatic…
Okavango Expedition 2013 at the Okavango River Lodge where we ended the expedition. We did 51 km that day and shattered all previous records for distance travelled in one day! (Paul Steyn)
Too tired to write a post… Been lost all day, no birds in the swamps, and spent almost 10 hours today towing “mokoros” through papyrus and reeds. Follow our footsteps at intotheokavango.org Full update tomorrow on how the research is going… Powered by sat4rent.co.za, digitalpeppa.co.za, Suunto and wildbirdtrust.com
The Okavango Delta is the last-remaining wetland wilderness in Africa. Cattle, fishermen and farmers are waiting on the edge of this green oasis ready to supplant the resident wildlife and claim Eden for themselves. Read about our research projects and efforts to protect this wilderness by advocating for World Heritage Status and more.