Leopard Population and Home Ranges
We are currently studying our leopard populations, through camera trap grid based surveys. Leopards face human threats in Southern Namibia and are often trapped and killed for suspected live-stock predation. It is important we understand the movement patterns of these elusive creatures and determine if populations are at risk of extinction. We also collect leopard scat and analyse the faeces under a microscope, to record their diet.
Since Oana is a new wildlife reserve, with a long term vision of Re Wilding it is important that we have full records of what species occur and what species are absent.