Volunteers and MAPA

Posted on September 20th, 2009 in General,Get Involved!,MAPA expeditions by Administrator

Hi everyone -

We are currently coming to the end of Phase 1 of the project and it has been tremendously successful.  We have worked all the way up Southern and East Africa, making a few mistakes but mostly getting it right!

We have have filled in plenty of gaps and brought in a lot of entirely new data.  It will all end up on the web for the whole world to see and much of it will end up on your GPS units too.

At the moment we are not recruiting any more volunteer teams until we have funding for Phase 2 – West, Central and North Africa.  I am confident that the money will come (all help gratefully received!) and that we will be working throughout 2010.

In the meantime, please keep sending in the tracks and points that you record in Africa’s protected areas.  And if youmeet anyone who you think could be helpful to teh project in any other country, please let me know and we will follow up.  We cannot do this all ourselves!

As soon as we have funding commitments in teh bag, i will let you know what opportunities there are.

Thanks

March

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