simonB, you definitely cannot use the tracks that are not marked as tourist roads in the Park. Imagine if everyone wanted to do there own "research"....how would we control this? and imagine the type of impact this would have on the environment in the Park, as well as the advantage people might take of this concession
lol - yeah imagine the type of quality research that would come out of this, oops sorry, now i am just being cynical..
Having spent 4 days in the park now I fully understand why these type of concessions cannot be given, there are so many really really stupid people, climbing out of cars, walking around, throwing bags out the windows, shouting and screaming in the camps, playing loud music etc etc.. it's so sad to see people have NO respect for this our heritage! It's just not fair to mass punish everyone
but yes, if it keeps these buggers away then maybe its better..
Well today I got one clear pic, of a lion so my frustration is cooling off a bit.. lol I need a better camera.
On another note, the state of the Jackals is shocking! The mange is slowly going to kill them, we found a jackal today at Marion Baree that was so badly manged he could barely walk, another Jackal near () was in the same condition, this is a sad day for Jackals in the park.
Spoke to 2 rangers in the camp, and they say the park is leaving nature to take it's course as there are already to many Jackal in the park... mmm i understand this reasoning as I have seen at least 20jackal in the last 4 days, but it just sounds so evil, because the mange is an alien and should not be in the park!
Megan: If the park provides traps and gives me 24h access I will volunteer a few days/weeks a month to help out on this project. If Jackals are caught and cleaned with water and calcswaal this virus can be killed. I have seen it work very well and at a very low cost on dog's so it could work, Just not sure of the environmental impact of calkswaal, will research it a bit.
I look forward to the day when this new nasty virus is out of the park, lets hope it doesnt spread to the hyena's etc..