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 Post subject: Wbcam for Maloutswa Gamehide Mapungubwe
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:48 am 
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I'm new at this forum thing but I have seen that the webcams in Kruger is sponsered by forum members.can't we organize something for MNP?I had a camera up at maloutswa for almost 5 weeks last year and the number of wildlife sightings was amazing.
the cameras were on loan from Hillary a phd student from the us and i unfortunately had to return it.


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 Post subject: Re: Wbcam for Maloutswa Gamehide Mapungubwe
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:11 am 
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That will be great - very much :dance: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Wbcam for Maloutswa Gamehide Mapungubwe
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Hi BiancaE,

Like Cassius said, it would be great to have a webcam at Mapungubwe. However, there is limited (virtually no) infrastructure at Mapungubwe, which makes it extremely difficult to implement IT-wise.

Sorry to disappoint.

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 Post subject: Re: Wbcam for Maloutswa Gamehide Mapungubwe
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:56 pm 
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Yes I know the situation in MNP.Worked there etc.what is needed to solve the problem? i don't know how thesw webcam things work.
like my supervisor use 2 say- we must come with possible solution not the problems.


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 Post subject: Re: Wbcam for Maloutswa Gamehide Mapungubwe
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:06 pm 
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What is needed is a good internet connection to pop the photos over to the server. And as you probably know, that isn't present.
This can be solved (at cost!) by the solution used for the Nossob cam, via satellite.

However what Admin didn't add to her reply is the monthly cost of the servers / traffic it involves.
The current 3 cams are good for a lot of traffic per month (December: 684.31 GB), and soon the Addo cam will go online too, upping it to probably 1 terabyte per month.
And all that traffic costs money....

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 Post subject: Re: Wbcam for Maloutswa Gamehide Mapungubwe
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:14 pm 
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yes i understand that finances is a problem and hopefully someone will have the solution.I'll try and upload some of the fotos i got when i had the camera traps there.
thanx for all the info.
Bianca


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 Post subject: Re: Wbcam for Maloutswa Gamehide Mapungubwe
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:32 am 
BiancaE wrote:
yes i understand that finances is a problem and hopefully someone will have the solution.


I also hope somebody can come up with a solution….it will be really great to watch a cam at Maloutswa :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Mapungubwe: Maloutswa hide
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 Post subject: Re: Mapungubwe: Maloutswa hide
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 Post subject: Re: Mapungubwe: Maloutswa hide
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:32 pm 
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Would love to have seen those eland! :mrgreen:

Very few animals on our visit Des '07 but there were birds galore.


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 Post subject: Re: Mapungubwe: Maloutswa hide
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naomi c wrote:
Would love to have seen those eland! :mrgreen:

Yes i must admit it was very special to see such a big herd of eland :dance:
Unfortunately it was late and getting dark so it was difficult to get good photos :cry:

What made this EXTRA special is the fact that this is the Northern race Eland - Livingstone's Eland... 8) they have faint white stripes (hopefully you can see it in the pics).

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The ellies also enjoyed a drink & then played for quite some time:

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 Post subject: Re: Mapungubwe: Maloutswa hide
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:08 am 
Jakkalsbessie wrote:
What made this EXTRA special is the fact that this is the Northern race Eland - Livingstone's Eland... 8) they have faint white stripes (hopefully you can see it in the pics).


Ok, this I did not know!! :shock: Will have to go and look at the pix of the Eland we saw … :?
You are a real angel for sharing all of this with us! 8)

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The ellies also enjoyed a drink & then played for quite some time:


Just to see a herd of ellies like this at Maloutswa, is good enough reason for us to return to this park.


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 Post subject: Re: Mapungubwe: Maloutswa hide
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You really had some fantastic sightings at Maloutswa. The eland were really special though.

Very interesting about the two sub-species - I did not know that. Only knew about the Giant Eland, also known as the Lord Derby eland, an endangered species living in two isolated pockets in Western and Central Africa.

Thanx for sharing that with us. :thumbs_up:


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