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Welcome to The Animal Demography Unit (ADU)
Have you ever wished you could be a research scientist helping to conserve our wildlife, but you don't have a formal degree or any scientific training? At the University of Cape Town's Animal Demography Unit (ADU) there is a menagerie of projects to...
Coordinated Waterbird Counts (CWAC)
CWAC is one of the largest and most successful citizen science programmes in Africa that involves counting waterbirds at the many wetlands around our country. All the counts are conducted by volunteers; people and organisations with a passion for...
Southern African Bird Atlas Project 2 (SABAP2)
SABAP2 is the most important bird conservation project in the region. It holds this status because all other conservation initiatives depend on the results of the bird atlas, to a greater or lesser extent. SABAP2 is the follow-up project to the...
Virtual Museum
The Virtual Museum (VM) provides the platform for citizen scientists to contribute to biodiversity projects. For many people, a “museum” is a place to see stuffed animals on display. But the ADU’s Virtual Museum is not like this. The scientific...
South African Bird Ringing (SAFRING)
SAFRING administer all bird ringing within Southern Africa, supplying rings, ringing equipment and services to volunteer and professional ringers. If you'd rather ring birds SAFRING is just for you!
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Have you ever wished you could be a research scientist helping to conserve our wildlife, but you don't have a formal degree or any scientific training? At the University of Cape Town's Animal Demography Unit (ADU) there is a menagerie of projects to choose from, providing citizen scientists (or volunteers) the opportunity to get outdoors and collect valuable data for science and conservation. It's easy to become involved and it's a lot of fun. On the left is a list of some of the various citizen science, or volunteer projects at the ADU.