Working with wild animals is a challenge. Therfore, a team of reliable and valuable specialists, non-professionals or enthusiasts is needed ….
Prof. Dr. Nina Farwig
Principal investigator (PI) and head of the Conservation Ecology group at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. She has been doing research in conservation ecology for several years during postdoc positions in Germany and the Switzerland. The research of her working group focuses on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in anthropogenically used landscapes.
Dr. Dana Schabo
Christian is a Master student (Biodiversity and Conservation) at Marburg University and worked in different projects of the Conservation Ecology group. He is keen on ornithology (bird banding), environmental education and nature photography.
Andy is “the man in the hide”. He spends uncountable hours in the vulture viewing hide near the Oribi restaurant to observe the birds. There is hardly a single day in the week that he is not working with the vultures, guiding tourists, observing the birds, recording resightings from wing-tags, visiting other vulture restaurants…
Kim ist a Master student at Marburg University who joined the 2015 capture. Besides her interest for vultures, she is a passionate soccer player.
Theresa is also doing her Master’s (Conservation and Biodiversity) at Marburg University. She joined the vulture team in 2015 and actively supported our 2016 capture in South Africa.
The entire field work team … ! Rickert van der Westhuizen, Kerri Wolter, Walter Neser, Franziska Peter, Alex Canning, Max Mboyi, Ben Hoffman, Wandile Nkayitshan, Roger Uys, Sonja Krüger, Mike Neethling, Graham Grieve, Piet Massyne, Dana Berens, Glen Mclean, Morgan Pfeiffer, Sonja Heuner, Shannon Hoffman; missing: André Botha, Frik Lemmer.