Botswana Safari Prize for the Predator Opinion & Management Survey
By partaking and completing the survey you stand a chance of winning a safari prize to Botswana for 2 people, worth $5 878 (+- R95 000). This prize is for a couple to enjoy 3 nights at the luxurious Wilderness Safaris 5-star lodge SAVUTI CAMP between 01 November 2021 – 31 March 2022 (excluding 20 Dec – 10 Jan festive period). The prize also includes light aircraft (Cessna Caravan) transfers from Maun – Savuti Camp – Maun, all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities, park fees, laundry and all local drinks (excluding premium imported brands and champagne).
Place: Savuti is set on the productive Savute Channel within the fully private and exclusive Linyanti concession in Northern Botswana. It offers over 120 000 hectares of private traversing. This area is a refuge for a variety of wildlife and a fascinating natural phenomenon in the Savute Channel. When dry, it is a rich feeding ground and corridor between the mopane woodlands for both plains game and predators. When the waters flow, game congregates around it in numbers. Activities include day and night game drives, guided nature walks (seasonal and subject to the availability of a qualified walking guide) and boating (water levels permitting).
Accommodation: Six canvas-and-thatch tents and main area extend outwards on raised decks, facing the Savute Channel. A log-pile hide and a sunken hide provide unique settings to watch wildlife at the water’s edge. Two nearby Star Beds – Southern Cross and Orion – offer the experience of an exciting sleep-out under the stars.
I am a student doing my MSc (Masters) in Conservation Science through Cape Peninsula University of Technology & Nottingham Trent University. My research thesis is focusing on various predator control methods livestock farmers use, but with a focus on livestock guardian dogs relative to other control methods. You welcome to see a short summary on the methodology and objectives in the attached PDF document.
I am emailing you with regards to an online survey study I am doing as a crucial part of my thesis work. The survey I wish to conduct with the livestock farmers, looks not only at the use of livestock guardian dogs but the use of ALL the different predator control methods farmers are using. I am aiming for a broad sampling of +- 200 farmers, so I am able to measure the varied predator control methods being used across a broad spectrum of livestock farmers. Of course the survey is, voluntary, anonymous and all the research findings will be available to any persons interested. For those who complete the survey there is the chance to win an amazing prize for a safari for two to Botswana – worth $5 878 or roughly R95 000 (see attached prize details). A pilot study of 30 farmers was conducted to ensure the survey was running smoothly and the survey took on average about 35 minutes to complete.
I would hope with your farmer connections and database, I might sincerely ask if you wouldn’t mind sending the below survey link to any livestock farmers within your database please?
CLICK HERE to start the Predator Opinion & Management Survey.
Many thanks for your consideration and hopefully, help with this. I’m looking forward to sharing the results and paper once finished as well as the drawing for the prize winner!
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