WILDLIFE REHABILITATION AND RELEASE RESEARCH

CONCEPT

LWT’s Primate Release Programme has been running for the last seven years and has been supported by research assessing the success of each release. By conducting extensive research pre- and post-release this programme has informed ongoing primate rehabilitation, behavioural assessments and releases at both LWT and projects worldwide.

We are now expanding this concept to a variety of other species that are cared for and released by the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, Malawi’s only wildlife sanctuary. This programme seeks to contribute to a large scientific knowledge gap by documenting the successes and failures of rehabilitation and release projects.

 ACTIVITIES

  • Individual identification (based on age and sex classes)
  • Tracking using radio telemetry
  • Behavioural observations (social relationships, feeding, group composition, body condition etc.)
  • Data entry and GIS (using QGIS)
  • Gaining field experience
 

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