Climate change is a real threat to arid and semi-arid ecosystems which are expected to be severely altered. This project focuses on documenting the adaptations of the unique aardvark for survival in the Kalahari through understanding its body temperature rhythm and activity patterns, thus improving our understanding of how this ecologically important animal will adapt to climate change. The project is undertaken by Prof. Andrea Fuller, Dr. Leith Meyer and Dr. Benjamin Rey from the School of Physiology at the University of the Witwatersrand who are particularly interested in the effects of climate change on wildlife. Nora Weyer is the principle researcher on the aardvark project since 2013.
For further information, participation and/ or donations please contact Tswalu Management