The Okavango River Basin Transfrontier Ecology Program

CT 3 Tamafupa

The Tamafupa Region is on the eastern side of Botswana north of Nata and south of Kasane on the Zimbabwe border. Recently our associate has been in the area and reports there is new game there and looking as if it is repopulated to earlier times when numbers of carnivores appeared low. We will assess this observation this year with a census of the area and sample collection and is likely to become as large of key to the intra- and interspecies transmission of disease as NG14, as this will be another primary area to use the satellite collars.

This area will allow us access to animals that can freely move in and out of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe since it is on its eastern border.