Kuzikus Nature Reserve

Direct Testing in the sub-Saharan Wilderness

We are closely partnering with Dr. Friedrich Reinhard from the Kuzikus Nature Reserve to test our developments while aiming to integrate them into his workflow, thereby creating a direct impact on the protection of Wildlife. His research efforts at Kuzikus create the perfect testing environment to iteratively improve our software, while focusing on its integration into the workflow of wildlife managers at Kuzikus. Additionally, Kuzikus and Dr. Reinhard provide us with the Kuzikus Dataset as well as scientific guidance.
Computer Power for Conservation

Nature Reserve Kuzikus

Kuzikus (Nama language: whitethorn tree, lat. Acacia carroo) is a private wildlife reserve on the edge of the Kalahari and has been committed to protect endangered species for the past 40 years.

The vast diversity of free-living wildlife (most is conservation- dependent in IUCN red list) is the major attraction of Kuzikus: there are over 3000 individuals from more than 20 larger animal species such as the Common Eland (Taurotragus oryx), the Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), the Gemsbok (Oryx gazella), the Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus), Gnu (Connochaetes gnou and C. taurinus), the Blesbok (Damaliscus albifrons), the Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis), the Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris), the Common Duicker ( Sylvicapra grimmia), the Impala (Aepyceros melampus), the Burchell’s Zebra (Equus quagga burchellii ), the Ostrich (Struthio camelus australis and the Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa).

Kuzikus is also home to Pangolins (Manidae), aardvarks (Orycteropus afer), Bat-eared foxes (Otocyon megalotis), aardwolfs (Proteles cristatus) as well as Rock Pigeons (Columba livi), and an impressive array of other birds, insects, spiders and plants. 

The Kuzikus Nature Reserve was featured recently in the ZDF Documentary “TerraX -Abenteuer Namibia”. With English Subtitles available here. Full German Version available here (Kuzikus featured from minute 33).

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