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Children in the Wilderness Camp at Mashatu

Children in the Wilderness Camp at Mashatu
On the 3rd of December 2012, 16 Children from the Loensa La Moriti village in Botswana arrived at Mashatu Tent Camp as part of the Children in the Wilderness – Limpopo Valley environmental education programme. The small village of Loensa La Moriti is situated within the confines of the Northern Tuli Game Reserve in north eastern Botswana. The children form part of the St Engenas ZCC community, and enjoy a strong Christian education and upbringing. Mashatu Game Reserve makes its Tent Camp available to the Children in the Wilderness – Limpopo Valley initiative for two weeks a year for the...
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Camera Traps at Mashatu

Camera Traps at Mashatu
Mashatu recently received 25 cameras, which will be strategically placed in the reserve for the purpose of studying the more elusive animals such as leopards and brown hyenas. The traps are generally situated along roads or game paths, and even near waterholes, and are left in position for three to four weeks at a time. Every camera is very useful, as it’s essentially an extra pair of eyes in the bush for the rangers. By having numerous cameras in place, research can be conducted statistically to determine the absence or presence, and relative abundance of certain animals in the area in which the...
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Big Cat Week at Mashatu with National Geographic

Big Cat Week at Mashatu with National Geographic
From National Geographic, Australia: “To help stop the decline of big cats everywhere, 
Nat Geo Wild‘s Ben Britton takes you on a journey
 to Africa’s vast frontier to see first-hand how lion
 and leopard populations are slowly being rebuilt, one cub at a time”. About Big Cat Week More than a television event, Ben Britton’s Big Cat Week is an extension of National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative (BCI), a long-term commitment to halt the decline of these iconic animals in the wild. Australians tuned-in to Nat Geo Wild from 26 February to see how this critical situation is...
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National Geographic Australia visits Mashatu

National Geographic Australia visits Mashatu
It was with great pleasure and much excitement that we hosted National Geographic Australia at Mashatu recently. The purpose of their trip was to film a documentary on the various aspects of our Predator Research project. Lions and leopards were the main focus of their story, as the documentary forms part of Jouberts’ Big Cats Initiative which is set to air on NatGeo’s ‘Big Cat Week’ later this year. For nearly a week I accompanied the team on their quest to film Mashatu’s wildlife, in particular the big cats. NatGeo very kindly sponsored two GPS Satellite radio collars to be fitted onto...
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