As you know, Foreverwild provided these collars to enable monitoring of cheetah in the Hluluwe Imfolozi National Park.
A coalition of three brothers will also be brought in from Pilansburg National Park where they are being persecuted by lion.
It will be a great opportunity to give them a chanceto be safe in their own territory .
We have had word from ground zero in Hluluwe that the gps's on the collars we provided are working and they are able to keep eyes on these beautiful cats 24/7...
More updates soon...
As Southern Africa moves into the dry winter, we are facing a drought, the scale of which hasn’t been witnessed for decades. We pray for early heavy rains, however the toll on the grazers will be enormous. Africa’s cycle of feast or famine is as old as the continent itself.
The foundation continues to press on in our quest to make a difference. We have completed the first stage of the cheetah program. Three weeks ago we spent days in the park searching for the elusive predators. Two veterinary teams, two ACT vehicles with spotter and myself covered the 96 000ha Hluluwe Imfolozi Park with zero sightings.
Kelly and I have just returned from the first step in the cheetah project. The Foundation had acquired 4 collars and 2 mobile transmitters.
The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park in Natal has one of the most stable cheetah populations in South Africa, however, no scientific research has been carried out since their introduction decades ago. Through the Foundation’s donation this will change.
A recent donation of $15,000 to Bone’s non-profit Forever Wild Foundation from Park West has set in motion a project with the Wildlife ACT Fund that will monitor and track cheetahs in order to better understand and support the dwindling population in Africa.