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Symposium on animal movements and satellite tracking in Namibia, held at Otjikoto Private Game Reserve, B2Gold, 24 November 2016.

For practitioners in the field to share work in the area of wildlife tracking with both marine and terrestrial animals species, with these aims:

  • Get better understanding of who is doing what, where and how
  • Gain more insight on available data, and how it is being managed
  • Identify key gabs and priorities in our knowledge of how animals use space and natural resources
  • And to further identify potential for comparative and synergistic work amongst others.

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Heinrich D 2016. A selection of photos .
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2016. Contact list: Symposium on animal movements & satellite tracking (23-25 November 2016, Otjikoto Environmental Education Centre) .
2016. Attendance list: Symposium on animal movements & satellite tracking (23-25 November 2016, Otjikoto Environmental Education Centre) .

Registration list: Symposium on animal movements & satellite tracking in Namibia (23-25 November 2016, Otjikoto Environmental Education Centre).

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Marker L, Nghikembua M, Richmond-Coggan L, Bodasing T 2016. A history of cheetah tracking at CCF: then and now. Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) .

Presentation giving an overview of the history of cheetah tracking at CCF: then and now.

Hauptfleisch M 2016. Ungulate movements in the Greater Sossusvlei Namib Landscape. Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) .

Presentation giving an overview of the ungulate movements in the Greater Sossusvlei Namib Landscape.

Trinkel M, Fleischmann P, Slotow R 2016. Lions moving out of Etosha National Park - reasons and consequences. University of KwaZulu-Natal, RSA .

Presentation giving an overview of the lions moving out of Etosha National Park - reasons and consequences.

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Etosha Lions Martina Trinkel.ppt 22.63 MB
Sopjes M 2016. Livestock behaviour in an arid land farming system: a case study of Topnaar livestock production in the Namib Desert. Gobabeb Research and Training Center .

Presentation giving an overview of the livestock behaviour in an arid land farming system: a case study of Topnaar livestock production in the Namib Desert.

Van Vuuren R 2016. Tracking to change. Naankuse .

Conclusion: Track where there is a need; Track to change perceptions; Track to produce academic evidence to change perception and make better decisions - evidence based conservation; ZERO collar mortalities.

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Tracking Symposium 06-11-2016.pptx 14.56 MB
Scott A, Scott M, Böhme H, Boorman M, Brain C, Guim S, Kolberg H, Mendelsohn J, Shatumbu G, Versveld W, Vilho A 2016. Tracking flagship wetland bird species in Namibia. Namibia Crane Working Group and NamPower/NNF Strategic Partnership .

Much of this work was conducted under the auspices of the Flight Paths for Wetland Flagship Project: Tracking flagship wetland birds to identify areas outside protected areas for targetted conservation action.

Versfeld WF, Leslie AJ, van Asch B, Mathews I, Beytell PC, du Preez P, Rhode C, Slabbert R 2016. Track the split of crocodile sub populations. University of Stellenbosch .

Presentation giving an overview of tracking the split of crocodile sub populations.

Wolter K 2016. Tracking Vultures in southern Africa. VULPRO .

Presentation giving an overview of Vulpro's work on tracking Vultures in southern Africa.

Swan S 2016. Hobatere Lion Research Project. AfriCat North .

AfriCat North: Based SW Etosha; Operate around S-SW-W-NW Etosha on Communal and Commercial Farmland; HWC Mitigation - primarily concerned with lion.

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Hobatere Lion Research Project_2016.pptx 22.91 MB
Beytell P 2016. Spatial Movement Projects conducted by MET Wildlife Research since 2010 .

Presentation giving an overview of the Spatial Movement Projects conducted by MET Wildlife Research since 2010. Piet Beytell - Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET).

Jänecke I 2016. Detection of birth and location of den sites in brown hyaenas (Parahyaena brunnea) based on GPS telemetry data. Brown Hyaena Research Project .

Presentation giving an overview of the detection of birth and location of den sites in brown hyaenas (Parahyaena brunnea) based on GPS telemetry data. Inga Jänecke - Brown Hyaena Research Project.

Diekmann M 2016. Tracking Cape vultures and pangolins. Rare and Endangered Species Trust .

To initiate and support the scientific and practical study of rare and endangered species in Namibia, especially developing and facilitating solutions to community, national and international problems with these species, while striving to maintain socio-ecological balance and biodiversity.

Kemper J, Ludynia K, Roux J-P, Jones R, Sherley RB 2016. Tracking threatened seabirds in the Namibian Islands' Marine Protected Area (and beyond). Penguin Project, Lüderitz .

Presentation giving an overview of the tracking of threatened seabirds in the Namibian Islands' Marine Protected Area (and beyond). Jessica Kemper - Penguin Project, Lüderitz.

Kilian W 2016. Variability in the movements of elephants across a steep environmental gradient in Namibia. Etosha Ecological Institute .

Presentation giving an overview of research of the Etosha Ecological Institute. Werner Kilian - Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET).

Hanssen L 2016. Home ranges and transboundary movement of Spotted hyaenas in the Zambezi region from satellite tracking and camera traps. Kwando Carnivore Project .

Home ranges and transboundary movement of Spotted hyaenas in the Zambezi region from satellite tracking and camera traps.

Brown C 2016. Thoughts, ideas and actions. Namibian Chamber of Environment (NCE) .

Presentation giving an overview of the thoughts, ideas and actions on the gathering of information on animal movements and satellite tracking in Namibia.

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Hancock P 2016. Why did the Lappet-faced Vulture fly to the other side of the country? BirdLife Botswana .

Presentation giving an overview of the movements of the Lappet-faced Vulture, White-backed Vulture, White-headed Vulture, Hooded Vulture ande Vulture. Pete Hancock - Retired (from BirdLife Botswana).

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Satellite tracking of vultures.ppt 3.93 MB
Jarvis A, Melzheimer J 2016. An assessment of Movebank as a repository for tracking data .

One of the discussion topics during the Symposium on Animal Movements and Satellite Tracking in Namibia was how to implement data sharing. Many projects are collecting tracking data and using it for one particular purpose only. If these datasets were available to other researchers, they could be of great value in investigating other issues, aspects of behaviour, interactions between predators and prey and so on. Movebank (www.movebank.org) is a potential option for achieving these aims.

Owen-Smith N 2016. Information potentially gained from animal movements tracked using GPS collars. Wits University, RSA .

Three studies: Why did sable antelope decrease in Kruger Park? (compared with zebra and buffalo); Why are there so few wildebeest in Kruger Park? (compared with zebra, buffalo and lions); How do gemsbok and wildebeest cope with extremes of temperature and aridity in the Kalahari? (still in progress). Norman Owen-Smith - Wits University, RSA.

Aschenborn O 2016. African Wild Dog, Lion and Vultures - crossing borders searching for protein. MET/UNAM .

Presentation giving an overview of the Kwando lion population, combined African wild dog collar data, Vulture tracks of two tagged animals. Ortwin Aschenborn - University of Namibia (UNAM) / Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET).

Jarvis A 2016. www.the-eis.com - A 5 minute introduction. JARO Consultancy .

What is the EIS? Several components: a free, online information resource for Namibia. Essentially a search and retrieval system for data, (including databases, spatial data, literature and other resources). It currently includes 13,000 records, most of which have a downloadable file or a link to a website. Namibia has a surprisingly large amount of environmental information and data. However it can be difficult to access: difficult to know what information and data sets are available, where, who to contact, how cooperative they will be in releasing it etc.

Mackenzie M, Owen-Smith N 2016. An overview: symposium objectives, outcomes and actions .

Main objective: Using tracking data to inform conservation and management: What tag data is being collected? Spatial/temporal coverage, How can we use this tagging data to assist conservation and/or wildlife management? Ideal outcomes: Better collaboration, Understanding the current situation, Quantifying changes looking forward (either climate based or as a result of conservation-based activities), Identify possible funding avenues. Monique MacKenzie - CREEM, St. Andrews, Scotland and Norman Owen-Smith - Wits University, RSA.

Mendelsohn J 2016. Assorted observations and ideas on animal movements. RAISON .

Presentation giving an overview of assorted observations and ideas on animal movements. RAISON.

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Animal movements Mendelsohn.pptx 7.97 MB
Brown C 2016. Creating a national support mechanism for environmental NGOs: Namibian Chamber of Environment .

Operational objectives: Represent the environmental interests of Members; Act as a consultative forum for its Members; Engage with policy and law makers to improve the environmental policy setting in Namibia, as well as effective policy implementation; Build environmental skills in young Namibians; Support and advise its Members on environmental matters and best practices, and facilitate access to environmental information. Chris Brown - Namibian Chamber of Environment (NCE).