Tracker Manual: A practical guide to animal tracking in southern Africa

Tracker Manual: A practical guide to animal tracking in southern Africa

by Alex van den Heever (Other)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781775843351
Publisher: Penguin International
Publication date: 05/31/2017
Sales rank: 1,091,429
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Alex van den Heever is a founder member and general manager of the Tracker Academy. He has spent the last 20 years working as an environmental manager, guide and trainer and assessor of trackers in South Africa. He has travelled to many of the world’s most remote regions to learn traditional tracking skills from expert trackers.

Renias Mhlongo was born in what is today the greater Kruger National Park. He was a member of the team of trackers who successfully habituated the now-famous leopards of Londolozi in the 1980s, where he has lived for 32 years. A founder member of Tracker Academy, he is the head Academy trainer based at Londolozi Game Reserve.

Karel Benadie spent 33 years as a tracker and field ranger in the Karoo National Park. Using tracking-based evidence he successfully collected data on the habits of black rhino for a respected scientific journal. A founder member of Tracker Academy, he is currently the principle Academy trainer based at Samara Game Reserve.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Preface 8

Acknowledgements 9

Introduction 10

An ancient skill 10

Tracks and signs 12

Practical tracking 17

About this book 26

Animals' tracks and signs 28

Carnivores 28

Large mammals 76

Antelopes 112

Small mammals 164

Primates 210

Hares and rodents 218

Amphibians and reptiles 235

Birds 252

Insects 290

Glossary 303

Bibliography 305

Index 307

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