Footprint Identification Technique (FIT) was established by WildTrack, a partner
of BRinK, in order to identify individuals based on their footprint only. This is especially useful for endangered species such as the black rhino. However, tracks and signs of wild animals can be useful in many ways. Abundance can be estimated based on animal tracks, once you are able to distinguish between species. For bird abundance and presence/absence, nest counts are helpful, as well as feathers and even bird footprints.
This project looks at many different ways to use tracks and signs in the wild to get information about species presence, activity and abundance.
We use camera traps, plaster of paris, look at pellets, feathers, nests, tracks, owl pellets, carcasses, burrows and whenever unsure consult the local bushmen people to learn more.
You will be surprised how you will be able to read the wild like a book, even when you don´t spot the animals directly!
3 August - 28 August 2015
26 days all-inclusive*
* participation, accomodation, food & research fees, also return travel to research station from Windhoek/Airport (
180km dustroad. See what is excluded and included
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