Funding

Windhoek. Desert Lion Talk- 26 June 2013
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A comprehensive summary of the funding requirements and annual running costs of the DesertLion Conservation Project is presented under BUDGETS. The priority funding needs are presented below:

Priority Funding needs

Support to the DesertLion Conservation Project can be provided by sponsoring or donating specific items or equipment that are essential to the running of the Project A list of items from the main Budget that can easily be acquired are presented below. Interested sponsors can purchase these items directly from the suppliers and the items can then be shipped to Namibia by the supplier, or by the sponsors themselves. For more information - contact@desertlion.info. (Exchange rate = 1US$ : 7.5N$). Rows marked in red indicate items that have been sponsored.

Item
Details
US$
Namibia $
Source
Sponsored by:
Darts - Dan-inject 
20 x 1.5cc syringes
240.00
1800.00
- Dan-inject   
20 x N1525 needles
Thermal imaging scope

ATN X200xp
Thermal imaging monocular

4,290.00
32,350.00
- Locate lions at night.
e.g. B&H online store
 
Solar batteries 5 x 12 V Deep Cycle 105 Amp/Hr
767.00
5,750.00
- Solar & outdoor outlets  
Camera Traps
5 x Bushnell Trophy Cam
2,133.00
16,000.00
- Outdoor & hunting outlets  

Computer Software

Apple Mac OS X vs. 10.6.8

         
Logic Studio
500.00
3,750.00
   
         
         
         
         
Google Earth Pro
400.00
3,000.00
   
         
         
Hard drive Lacie 2TB Thunderbolt interface
580.00
4350.00
- LaCie or e.g. Amazon  

Radio Telemetry - Satellite, GPS, RFID Tag & VHF collars from African Wildlife Tracking, based in South Africa.

Item
Unit price (ZAR)
Battery life
Quantity needed
Sponsored by:
Satellite / GPS collar
R15,950.00
2 years
4
 
VHF / RFID Tag collar
R2,950.00
4 years
15
 
Basic Yagi antenna
R2,400
n.a.
2
 

Petrol Costs - Annual fuel requirements for the field vehicle.

This is the biggest and most important expense of the Project. Between July 2008 and January 2012, the Land Cruiser has been active with research in the desert for 94% of the time. A total of 99,114 km was driven, mostly in rough terrain and on unpaved tracks, and 23,600 litres of petrol were used. The monthly and annual fuel requirements are listed below (based on the current price of N$10.20 per litre).

Current need
Monthly (N$)
Annual (N$)
Annual (US$)
Sponsored by:
Litres of petrol
580 L
6,960 L
US$ 9,465.60
TOTAL, Namibia
Cost
N$ 5,916.00
N$ 70,992.00

 

Desert Lion Presentations

Henties Bay

Desert Lion Talk

24 June 2013

Venue: Legends at 18h00.

Free entrance.

Desert Lion Talk in Swakopmund - 15 March 2013

Venue: Namib High School, Friday 15 Mar 2013 at 19h00. Entrance – free, seating – 200 people, snacks & drinks (cash bar).

Fundraiser in Cape Town - 8 March 2013

Venue: Pampoenkraal, Altydgedacht, Durbanville 8 March 2013 at 19h00. The event is arranged by Etienne Bruwer Kalaharifonds & Lochner Photography. For details futher contact: Dr E Bruwer docet@iafrica.com. The Dylan Lewis Studio is supporting the event by making the Lion Head II Maquette available at a reduced fee. The bronze scalpture will be auctioned at the event with the proceeds going to the Desert Lion Project.