Camp and learn with ISAP

28 April 2019 | Events

Yolanda Nel



With the many uses of trap cameras, the Intelligence Support Against Poaching (ISAP) is hosting a competition and the public is invited to participate.

According to Fritz Kaufmann of ISAP, the aim is to teach interested parties about the fundamentals of trap cameras and how to set it up. “This is a great weekend of fun and teams of 2 to 6 can enter,” he said.

Kaufmann says there are many reason trap cameras are set up, including to track predators, to look out for poachers and to count livestock. “This is a great way for the public to become involved and fun is guaranteed.”

The rules include that trap cameras need to be placed in such a manner that they are not found by others teams. If another team's camera is found, it may not be touched or moved but the discovered trap can be photographed. That will result in disqualification.

Teams are encouraged to choose a trap camera location with the highest possibility to pick up animals. The cameras will be taken down and analysed on Sunday morning to determine the winning team.

The competition takes place at the ISAP training facility at the Ovita sanctuary outside Okahandja on 11 and 12 May. Costs are N$1 606 per person and includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

To enter your team or for more information, contact Hanelie at 081 127 7491 or send an email to [email protected]

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