Commentary for First Half of 2012

Aug 15, 2012

Missions featured in this Newsletter

In the first half of 2012 The Bateleurs flew five missions for regular beneficiaries, and another five for beneficiaries who are new to us.

These included a flight to survey illegal anthracite mining in Limpopo; another to acquire aerial imagery of coal mines and coal-fired power stations in Mpumalanga; a two-day flight up and down the Namibian coastline; two of our Zululand Anti Poaching Patrols, co-ordinated by Bateleurs director and pilot, Steve McCurrach; a survey to count crocodiles at the Manyeleti Reserve; a survey of illegal land invasions in the Ndumo Reserve in northern KwaZulu-Natal; two flights within Namibia for the Tracks of Giants project; and a flight to track collared leopards in the Baviaanskloof.

Please read the post-flight reports prepared by the pilots and passengers, and have a look at the accompanying photos, by clicking on each mission title in the list below.

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