The annual mammal monitoring programme was conducted in September, October and November of 2019 with help from various volunteers (Sophie Bagot Jewitt and Michael du Plessis).

This is a mammal count over three days per month by trained law enforcement scouts whilst driving standard routes. The data collected from this monitoring can be used to show trends in animal numbers across years.

The animal numbers seem to be increasing again from the steady reduction from about 2014 to 2017 due to intense poaching. We hope this trend will continue in the coming years so populations can recover to previous levels.

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