Ranger Course 2017

3 August 2017

A total of 14 people went on the Ranger Course during the July holidays. Over 130 birds were netted and data recorded about them. Of these birds, there were 36 species, of which 5 are endemic to the area and one bird that could not be identified (possibly an unrecorded colour morph of an existing species). 3 rhinos were dehorned as part of the Bishops Rhino Project. A wide range of other community and conservation projects were completed over the 7 days that the group was in Phinda. The group were able to examine fossil beds over 75 million years old and understand the impact of climate on sand forest regeneration. Bishops continues to make an important impact on both the communities around Phinda as well as conservation. It is hoped that a new fund raising initiative can take place next year in the lead-up to the 2018 Ranger Course.