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Monitoring elephants... Viviane' story

Our Volunteer Viviane Gernaert returned to LEO Africa recently to help us with our elephant census. Following six weeks of photographing and identifying some of the many herds within Marataba, she tells us about her experience.

 

Elephants make my day better!

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LEO Africa Photo Contest 2017!

Win a chance to name a wild elephant and be featured in our 2018 calendar!

How? By entering our first LEO photo contest!

All previous or current LEO Africa volunteers can enter any of 4 categories:
1. Mammals - From the 15th November
2. Birds - From the 22nd November
3. Landscapes - from the 29th November
4. Open (anything you like!) - from the 6th December

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Lesley's story: why I keep coming back to LEO...

Lesley (on the right in the photo), has volunteered at LEO 4 times. 


Lesley Oliver from Australia is one of our incredible returning volunteers. Here she writes why she keeps coming back to LEO.

This is my fourth time as a volunteer at LEO and it just gets better with every visit.

Each time I learn so much more about conservation from the passionate Sabrina and the experience of Koos, and on this occasion the calm Veronica (who tracked a leopard in the dark by hearing its call). 

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Helping to remove an elephant's collar!

We went to bed last night with a big smile thanks to the exciting opportunity we had yesterday to help Marataba Management remove a collar from a female elephant! Her satellite/VHF collar had stopped working so the park manager and vet decided to remove it rather than leave it. Once the cow had had her collar removed, we then helped relocate two buffalos and a roan antelope. Another full and exciting day!
 
 

LEO Volunteer programme update!

As you all know, we have relocated to the Marataba Section of the Marakele National Park in April 2016 and now the programme is running at full speed.

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: LEO AFRICA, A NEW BEGINNING!

As some of you are aware, we are very happy to announce the relocation of the LEO Africa project. After 10 fantastic, successful years of professional work conducted on the current reserve, will be moving to a new location. We are relocating the project to an amazing Big 5 nature reserve that opens to a national park in the Waterberg biosphere! This is a fantastic opportunity to further/upgrade our work and to bring our knowledge and experience into a new conservation area.

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