An Invertebrate Survey of the Etosha National Park, Namibia


Namibia
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Ref: 5-147

Status: Completed

Round:
4
Funding Scheme:
Main Project
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Start Date:
01-04-96
End Date:
31-03-99
Funding:
£102,432.00
Regions:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries:
Namibia
Project Summary:
To describe in quantitative terms the diversity of the terrestrial invertebrate fauna of the Etosha National Park and to assess the effects of natural and human-induced factors. To facilitate the establishment of a national network of invertebrate collectors/monitors to the mutual benefit of the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the State Museum of Namibia.
Project Outputs:
50 Namibian staff from National Parks trained in invertebrate ecology; Approx. 10 items of equipment donated to each National Park; Reference collection established at Etosha Ecological institute; smaller reference collection established at 8 National Parks.