Ecology Wish List
Please email us for questions about this list. Items in RED are most urgently needed.
- Walkie Talkies
Digital Camera Traps --preferred models are the Reconyx PC800 Hyperfire ($550USD) [http://www.reconyx.com/hyperfire_detail.php?model=PC800] and HC500 Hyperfire ($450USD) [http://www.reconyx.com/hyperfire_detail.php?model=HC500]. The former (PC800) is only available direct from Reconyx.com. We also need steel enclosures for the cameras (HyperFire Security Enclosures), which retail at $50USD - the same type of box will fit either model of camera. The website www.trailcampro.com often does deals with the HC500 models to include free memory cards, or discounted security enclosures.
Anyone who donates one or more camera traps will be sent a selection of pictures taken by 'their' camera on an ongoing basis. While these pictures will also be used for research purposes, they will not be shared in any public forums. They will therefore be a unique thank you for our camera trap sponsors.
- Satellite/GPS collars/radio to monitor cheetahs that are being released from captivity (must be ordered by CCF in order to request the correct settings; for a total or partial donation please donate money: cost US$3500 per unit).
Anyone who sponsors the full cost of a GPS collar, will be sent details of the cheetah(s) it is fitted to, and a periodic summary map showing the movements that the collar records.
- Weather station, both portable (Kestrel at www.nkhome.com) and fixed
- GPS hand-held systems such as Garmin E-Trex GPS + accessories, e.g. download cable and software
- Binoculars and binoculars for night vision
- Dental cast for paw imprints
- Small mammal live traps (Shermann at www.forestry-suppliers.com)
- Portable hanging scale.
- NiMH rechargeable or Lithium AA batteries - not alkaline
- 8Gb (or larger) SDHC memory cards
- Software (for computer or PDA) or Books: Animal identification guides. Examples: The mammals of Southern Africa by RHN Smithers; The mammal guide of Southern Africa by B Cillié; Robertson’s bird media CD, Sourthern Africa; Tracks and signs.
- Canvas tent x 2
- Rangefinder x 2 (e.g., Bushnell)
- Microphones x 2 (directional model)
- Access to journals - Please inquire with us
- SD memory card reader (any model) x 2
- Blank DVDs
- USB memory sticks (at least 2Gb)
- Tools for maintenance, e.g. gardening gloves x 5, sheers x 2, secateurs x 2.
- Laptop computers x 5
- a retractable leash
- bulk small dog treats
- two dog beds
- two cooling sheets (to wet down and allow for evaporative cooling in the field) http://www.amazon.com/Ruffwear-Swamp-Cooler-Cooling-Small/dp/B001TEW1IK
- comprehensive k-9 first aid kit
Help us by either:
- donating money for the purchase of items on the list by clicking here and select Wish List from the Donation Category pull-down menu. A space will be provided to specify how you'd like your donation to be applied.
- sending items to CCF Namibia (see address below)
- taking to CCF Namibia when you go to visit or volunteer