Makgadikgadi Zebra Migration Research
Welcome to the Makgadikgadi Zebra Migration Research project website. We
hope that the information available on this site will tell you a little more
about the research that we are doing and why it needs to be done. Data
collected by the project have already contributed, and will continue to
contribute to the conservation of one of the world's most distinctive
animals both in Botswana and in other parts of Africa.
The Makgadikgadi is home to the world's second largest zebra migration which
has been actively studied since 2001. The principal aim of the research is
to investigate the ecological impact of the Makgadikgadi fence with a focus
on the migratory zebra population.
The current research is funded by a number of different conservation trusts,
zoological societies and donations from individuals. However, it remains a
struggle to meet all of the associated costs of research. If you feel that
you may be able to help with the financial requirements of the project in
any way, then please contact the research team. Further information on how
you can support the project is available on the sponsors page.
If you would like to know more about the work that we are doing or would
like to support the project in anyway then please feel free to
the research team.
Interested in watching the movements of selected zebra throughout the
Makgadikgadi National Park? Visit our
page and follow the simple instructions on screen to see the migration
movements of 3 zebras. You can even animate the movements to get a better
understanding of the distant a single zebra can travel in one day!
Prior to the erection of the fence zebras in the Makgadikgadi drank
water on average once every 4 days.
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