An adult side-striped jackal (Canis adustus) was captured on a ZSL/EDGE/LHRP InstantWild camera trap on 17 November. The jackal was photographed several times between 02:07 h and 06:04 h at an altitude of 2120 m near the centre of Lolldaiga Hills Ranch.
‘Mammals of Africa (MoA), by Jonathan Kingdon, David Happold, Thomas Butynski (Director of the Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme), Michael Hoffmann, Meredith Happold, Jan Kalina, is a series of six volumes which describes, in detail, every currently recognized species of African land mammal.
In September, Mr. Julius Muthiu, a Guide/Research Technician at Lolldaiga Hills Ltd., attended the European Primate Network’s ‘Primate Conservation and Research Workshop’. This 2-week workshop, was funded by the EU and held at the German Primate Research Center, Göttingen, Germany.
By Tom Butynski & Yvonne de Jong, Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is working, through its ‘InstantWild’ project, and the public, to help identify species of mammals on the Lolldaiga Hills Conservation Landscape (LHCL). The partner in Kenya for this initiative is the Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme of the Sustainability Centre Eastern Africa. ZSL has provided camera traps for use in the LHCL. These camera traps have the capacity to ‘instantly’ transmit photographs to the InstantWild website and app so that the public can participate in the identification of the species in the photographs and, thereby, assist with the monitoring of species and with the development of the ‘Mammal Species List’ and ‘Bird Species List’ this landscape. This is the first time that the public has been engaged in this manner for a conservation site in Africa. Your participation in this project is most welcome…and greatly appreciated!