1. SAMANGO RESEARCH PROJECT.
The spatial and behavioural ecology of Samango Monkey –ToPS species – populations in the Midlands
(Dargle Valley, uMngeni and Karkloof), KZN.
We will conduct our research into the samango populations in Dargle Valley, and Karkloof Valley, KZN (Kwazulu Natal) – an area which has been rated amongst the highest in KZN in terms of irreplaceable biodiversity.
Further research will enable us to help the conservation and management of this species and help us to understand better the status of those habitats in which they survive.
We have a volunteer program with this research project.
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2. RABIES RESEARCH PROJECT.
Effectiveness of the Rabies Vaccination in Black-Backed Jackal (Canis mesomelas) and Side-Striped Jackals (Canis adustus), and other small predators, in South Africa.
The purpose of this project will be to test the effectiveness of the rabies vaccination on predators in South Africa. We will be focusing on the Black-backed Jackal and the Side-Striped Jackal Jackals who have become one of the scariest animals to South African residents due to rabies outbreaks. These rather gentle and scared creatures have become prominent rabies carriers due to their social and eating habits.
Our goal at FreeMe KZN is to release healthy and able animals into the wild and with this research, we hope to find the correct method and vaccine to use to prevent rabies outbreaks.