Monthly Archives: September 2009

Aerial Survey by Kate

Hi  Everyone, I am living camp for a few days to help out with some aerial surveys that are taking place over the concession where we work and the neighbouring one. I am very excited about it as I have only ever read about aerial surveys and the methodologies involved so I am looking forward […]

Settling in… by Simon Buckingham

So, sorry about the double upload last time. Our current satellite Internet connection is intermittent and very slow. The upload didn’t appear to have worked at the first attempt, so we tried again and now we have two! Oh well. I’ve been writing down some very short notes from each day, nothing more than bullet […]

Diana has survived by Mphoeng

I first meet Diana on the 22nd of November 2008, whilst I was out doing field work with Kate and Joseph. We could tell something was wrong the minute we saw her as she was limping quite badly. We soon discovered that her leg was – or had been broken at some stage. At the […]

Diana has survived by Mphoeng

I first meet Diana on the 22nd of November 2008, whilst I was out doing field work with Kate and Joseph. We could tell something was wrong the minute we saw her as she was limping quite badly. We soon discovered that her leg was – or had been broken at some stage. At the […]

Sherini gets a visitor – Graham Bowles

Its 2pm on a Saturday afternoon when I hear the splashing.  It’s too regular to be one of the juveniles playing in the water and too fast to be one of the adults drinking.  I climb down from my perch on the termite mound and walk out into the flood plain to see if I […]

Dawn Run with the Zebras – NYC Marathon Training by Kate Evans

 http://www.justgiving.com/KateandSimsMarathonChallenge/ Sunday morning and the alarm went off at 0530. We left for the airstrip at 0600 and after checking the perimeter for animals, I started running at 0630.  Sim was driving and in charge of the iPod stereo to keep me motivated. The target was 16km (10 miles). There were a few Zebra’s grazing […]

We are running the NYC Marathon

<object type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowScriptAccess=”always” height=”230″ width=”150″ align=”middle” data=”http://www.justgiving.com/widgets/jgwidget.swf” flashvars=”EggId=2077610&IsMS=0″><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.justgiving.com/widgets/jgwidget.swf” /><param name=”allowScriptAccess” value=”always” /><param name=”allowNetworking” value=”all” /><param name=”quality” value=”high” /><param name=”wmode” value=”transparent” /><param name=”flashvars” value=”EggId=2077610&IsMS=0″ /></object> Sim and I are running the NYC marathon on the 1st of November and trying to train in the bush which involves us running up and down the airstrip- […]

Hello! This is my first ever blog and only my sixth day of having the Okavango Delta as my home, so bear with me! So what brings me here? Well, I’ve been supporting Elephants for Africa since my fiancée, Dr Kate Evans, started it as a PhD research project back in 2002 and now I’ve […]

Sim joins the team

Hello! This is my first ever blog and only my sixth day of having the Okavango Delta as my home, so bear with me! So what brings me here? Well, I’ve been supporting Elephants for Africa since my fiancée, Dr Kate Evans, started it as a PhD research project back in 2002 and now I’ve […]

I am an elephant researcher again

This morning, after finalising the 2010 Calendars, Sim and I headed out to find elephants. The bush is looking quite incredible at the moment, as the knobthorn trees are in flower and the leadwood trees are in seed, bringing wonderful shades of yellow and orange to the field. The birdlife is magnificent at the moment […]