Every year WEZ, through its branches, assesses animal population in various parks, eg. Mana Pools (organised by Makonde Branch), Hwange (organised by Matabeleland Branch), Gonarezhou (organised by Lowveld Branch), Hippo Pools and Lake Chivero (organised by Mashonaland Branch).
These game counts are normally done in September, October or December. The counts are open for all to participate in and are usually great fun and a wonderful experience.
It would be better if these censuses are supported by aerial surveys but due to lack of funds WEZ concentrates on ground counts. This an area where WEZ is looking for support to aerial surveys for least once every 2 or 5 years.
For more information and to participate in a Game Count please email email@example.com