We are still investigating the consequences of the plethora of waterholes on our landscape in OWNR. The University of South Africa is a partner to the Balule Research Facility and has appointed Eilidh Smith (MSc student) to continue our investigations that were initiated last year and presented at the Kruger Science Network Meeting. This is a short summary of the early results. No conclusions can be generated yet as we still have many months of work ahead!
We are hoping to demonstrate the effects of the different types of waterholes on OWNR as well as if there have been negative impacts associated with the numerous waterholes available to animals.