Budget Requirements (Update: 21 February 2012)

The funding needs of the Desert Lion Project for 2012 are presented under "Equipment Needs" and "Annual Running Costs". (Exchange rate = 1US$ : 7.5 N$). Rows marked in red indicate items that have been sponsored.

Equipment Needs

Item Quantity Unit N$ Total N$ US$

Comments

Sponsored by:

Transport

33,670.00 4,490.00    
Vehicle canopy 1 14,000.00 14,000.00 1,867.00 Replace damanged canopy  
Fuel depot trailer 1 8,500.00 8,500.00 1,133.00 Mobile fuel depot  
Winch (1-ton) 1 420.00 420.00 56.00 To load bait and darted lions  
ARB Air compressor 1 5,000.00 5,000.00 667.00 Replacement for ageing compressor.  
Solar batteries 5 1,150.00 5,750.00 767.00 See Funding Needs  

Computer

16,568.00 2,209.00    
Computer software     11,317.00 1,509.00 See Funding Needs
Three items funded
External hard drive 1 4,350.00 4,350.00 580.00 See Funding Needs  
12 Volt LCD TV monitor 1 900.00 900.00 120.00 Video editing  

Radio Telemetry

112,850.00 15,047.00    
Satellite GPS collar 4 15,950.00 63,800.00 8,507.00 See Funding Needs  
VHF/RFID Tag collar 15 2,950.00 44,250.00 5,900.00    
Antennae 2 2,400.00 4,800.00 640.00    

Field work & Logistics

80,850.00 10,780.00    
Darts     1,800.00 240.00 See Funding Needs  
Aneasthetics     21,350.00 2,847.00 Essential for fitting radio collars to lions  
Thermal imaging scope 1 32,175.00 32,175.00 4,290.00 See Funding Needs  
Foot-hold traps for lions 3 500.00 1,500.00 200.00 To capture difficult lions for darting  
Camera-traps 5 3,200.00 16,000.00 2,133.00 See Funding Needs  
SD memory cards 7 150.00 1,050.00 140.00 See Funding Needs  
Iridium Satellite phone 1 7,500.00 7,500.00 1,000.00
Etienne Bruwer, Cape Town, RSA
Pelican storage cases     6,975.00 930.00 See Funding Needs  
Total
243,938.00 32,526.00    
Annual Running Costs
Item Quantity Unit N$ Total N$ US$

Comments

Sponsored by:

Transport

127,992.00
17,066.00
   
Petrol 12 5,916.00 70,992.00 9,466.00 See Funding Needs  
Vehicle maintenance 3 8,000.00 24,000.00 3,200.00 Repairs & 3 services per year  
Tires 10 3,300.00 33,000.00 4,400.00 BFG Mud Terrain 285 75 R 16  
Aircraft radio tracking Aircraft hire - 15 hrs
Detlef Klein, Swakopmund, Namibia

Radio Telemetry

24,000.00 3,200.00    
GPS collar SAT downloads 5 4,800.00 24,000.00 3,200.00 African Wildlife Tracking  

Field work & Logistics

60,410.00 8,055.00    
Logistical support 6 3,500.00 21,000.00 2,800.00 Stipend for technical assistance  
Satellite Internet link 12 2,200.00 26,400.00 3,520.00 Daily Website updates  
GPS collar SAT downloads 5 4,800.00 24,000.00 3,200.00 African Wildlife Tracking  
Web site & domain updates 1 1,250.00 1,250.00 167.00 Desert Lion domain  
Telephone 12 250.00 3,000.00 400.00 Cell & pay phone costs  
Satellite phone (50min/mo) 12 350.00 4,200.00 560.00
Etienne Bruwer, Cape Town, RSA
Batteries 1 3,760.00 3,760.00 501.00 AA Lithium, 9V & 3V  
Miscellaneous 1 5,000.00 5,000.00 667.00 Unforeseen expenses  
Total
212,402.00 28,320.00