Kasanka Trust welcomes research projects in Kasanka National Park and a number of groups have already carried out studies. Researchers finance their stay, but there is essential research needed to be conducted in house for which donations are welcome.
Kobus vardonii). Her survey, entitled “Population status and distribution patterns of Puku in Kasanka National Park, Zambia”, involved driving previously identified line transects that cover different habitat types within KNP, recording the composition and abundance of the animals seen, and their distance and bearing from the vehicle. From this information she will estimate their current population within the park as well as determine their population structure (males, females juveniles), spatial distribution, group sizes, condition and behavior. The population estimate can be used as a measure of conservation effectiveness, and help direct conservation efforts in the future.