Aerial survey of northern Botswana -Results
Botswana wildlife survey January 2011. Elephants Without Borders (EWB), with the support of the Dept. of Wildlife & National Parks and the San Diego Zoo, have recently completed flying a fixed wing aerial survey, counting elephants and wildlife species, over northern Botswana.
Wildlife counted Wildlife species counted included large and small herbivores, such as: Elephants, roan, sable, zebra, giraffe, eland, kudu, impala, lechwe, springbok, buffalo, wildebeest, hartebeest, tsessebe, waterbuck, warthog, and hippos; predators were also noted when seen. Other observations recorded included: types of elephant herds (bull or family groups), elephant carcasses, elephant bones and if possible whether tusks were intact or missing. EWB also recorded observations of selected large birds and nesting sites. The birds counted included: critically endangered wattled crane, lappet-faced vultures, ground hornbill, ostrich, saddle-bill storks, fish eagles, and Bateleur eagles.