Fauna surveys

EkoInfo CC in association with taxa-specific specialists, does animal surveys across the range from micro to macro fauna. These studies include habitat verification, especially with regards to Red Data species.

Capabilities

EkoInfo CC does fauna surveys as part of EIA’s, EMPR’s and livestock management reports. It has in-house expertise for medium to large mammals and uses taxa- specific zoologists for small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, arthropods and insects.

Ecological Relevance

Fauna represents consumers in the ecological food chain. They are often used as indicators of environmental change. They are the most conspicuous component of the environment when disasters (natural or manmade) occur and can muster large reaction from the public when their existence is threatened.

The large vertebrates (cattle, game, marine mammals) have economic value (food production, tourism, recreation) but can not be sustainably managed in the absence of their less conspicuous and some times less flamboyant relatives (invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, small mammals and birds).

Deliverables

  • Species Diversity
  • Presence and /or absence of Red Data Species
  • Habitat Assessment for Breeding or Conservation
  • Population dynamics (Age, Sex ratio’s)