Budget and Needs

The Brown Hyena Research Project is a non-profit organization. The Project depends entirely on sponsorships and funding received from conservation orientated grants. Administration costs are kept as low as possible and most funds are spent directly on field work.

The section below gives a detailed description of our annual running costs and specific items that are needed for our research. If you are interested in making a cash donation, please refer to the Donations, Adoption or Membership page. However, you can also support the Brown Hyena Research Project by sponsoring specific items that are listed below and you can also contact the suppliers directly (contact details can be obtained from Dr. Ingrid Wiesel).

 


Description

Items

N$/ZAR per item/year

US$ per item/year

Comments

Camera Traps

Camera Trap (Reconyx)

6000.00

750.00

 

Camera Trap (Bushnell or Scoutguard)

3000.00

375.00

 

Protective housing

600.00

75.00

 

Protective metal cage

1000.00

125.00

 

Rechargable batteries

400.00

50.00

 

Transport

Fuel

20000.00

2500.00

2 project vehicles @ 1500 km/month

Vehicle insurance

8000.00

1000.00

SANTAM vehicle insurance

Vehicle maintenance

6000.00

750.00

2 annual services

Telemetry

Tracking expenses

30000.00

3750.00

aerial tracking @ N$ 450/h, vehicle tracking

GPS collar (Televilt)

30000.00

3750.00

To collect data on hyena movement, activity, habitat use

Antenna x 2

2500.00

312.50

second UHF antenna for aircraft and handheld H-frame antenna

Darting

Field supplies, bait

10000.00

1250.00

Support for field team

Veterinarian

20000.00

2500.00

 

2 CC Darts (Pneu Dart)

300.00

37.50

 

2 CC Practice Darts

135.00

16.88

 

Charges

225.00

28.13

 

2 CC Transmitter Darts

400.00

50.00

 

Dart Transmitter

2600.00

325.00

 

Immobilisation drugs

1000.00

125.00

 

Blood tubes etc.

500.00

62.50

 

Field equipment

Rangefinder

5000.00

625.00

To judge distance to hyenas during the day for darting purposes

Mobile weather station

6000.00

750.00

To collect weather data in various study areas

Equipment cases x 3

2000.00

250.00

Pelican cases

Night vision scope

6500.00

812.50

To observe brown hyenas at night

Sound playback equipment

10000.00

1250.00

To attract spotted hyenas to dart sites

Batteries

1000.00

125.00

 

Satellite phone

5000.00

625.00

For emergencies in study areas without other communication options

Office expenses

Internet x 12

350.00

43.75

ADSL access

Telephone x 12

500.00

62.50

 

Consumables

10000.00

1250.00

 

Software

 

5000.00

625.00

 

Research expenses

Online library access

10000.00

1250.00

OARE third world country access

Society memberships

2000.00

250.00

The Wildlife Society, Animal Behaviour Society

Administration

Accountant costs

10000.00

1250.00

 

Assistant salary

24000.00

3000.00

 

Dr. Wiesel salary

72000.00

9000.00