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A Tall Story?

Of all the Southern sky constellations, the Southern Cross (Crux) along with it’s pointers Alpha and Beta Centauri) is perhaps the most frequently asked about, and recognizable of the lot. Crux has been used by navigators for centuries as a reliable means of determining direction at night both on land and at sea ...Read full article

 

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Archaeological Adventures on Tswalu…

 

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Tswalu Lacewing Project - Research visit to Tswalu Kalahari Reserve 8-11 March 2018

A visit was paid to the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve for the purpose of continuing research on the Lacewing project, which functions under the Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria. It is part of the greater Southern African Lacewing Monitoring project which seeks to explore and document the rich fauna of the region...Read full article

 

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Insights into pangolin conservation:
The importance of research at a regional scale

 

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Scorpions of Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

Scorpions form an important part in maintaining a functional and healthy ecosystem, yet very little is known about their ecology. During a previous survey a total of nine species of scorpion were recorded on Tswalu Kalahari Reserve...Read full article

 

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Climate Change is Another Threat to Pangolins

 

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Ecological Evaluation of Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

The evaluation included a vegetation survey, classification and vegetation map, veld condition assessment and determination of the capacity of the vegetation for wildlife. Land uses in the region include mainly livestock and wildlife farming...Read full article

 

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Adventures of my sampling by Roxanne Collins

 

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Discoveries keep on pouring in during a study of conserving flying jewels in a vast Kalahari wilderness


A unique plant Adenia repanda, occurring on the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, came under the spotlight recently when the life histories (life cycles) of two Acraea butterfly species were revealed for the first time to science...Read full article

 

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White-browed Sparrow Weaver Project

 

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The Effects of Captivity on the Mammalian Gut Microbiome

Recent studies increasingly note the effect of captivity or the built environment on the microbiome of humans and other animals. As symbiotic microbes are essential to many aspects of biology (e.g., digestive and immune functions), it is important to understand how lifestyle differences can impact the microbiome...Read full article

 

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Mysteries of Kalahari Acraea butterflies unravelled
at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

 

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Spot the falcons in sociable weavers' nests

Researchers at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute, University of Cape Town, are investigating the importance of Sociable Weaver nests to the Kalahari animal community...Read full article

 

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Kalahari Apartment Blocks

 

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Walking with Pangolins By Wendy Panaino

The best part of my research at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve is getting to track pangolins every day, and then to share my experiences with as many people as possible...Read full article

 

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The Tail of Two By Wendy Panaino

The ground pangolin spends most of its life in solitude, partnering up once a year in an attempt to produce the next generation. Tswalu Kalahari Reserve gives ground pangolins the opportunity to establish home ranges that often overlap...Read full article

 

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