The Kalahari Meerkat Project offers independent researchers access to our habituated and well documented meerkat populations, as they provide an unique opportunity to study co-operative mammals:
- Wild meerkats in their natural habitat, and their in-family and inter-group social interactions can be studied.
- Previous research includes behaviour, endocrinology genetics and immunology analyses, amongst others.
Please follow this link for a description of our meerkat population.
Independent researchers are all people on Rus en Vrede and Gannavlakte (known as the Kuruman River Reserve – KRR) that carry out research on meerkats or other species, but are not directly employed by the Meerkat Project to do so. This includes MSc and PhD students, post-docs and other researchers.
If you are interested to conduct research at the KRR, please
- read our Independence guide lines and Safety regulations,
- complete the following documents (in Word format):
- send the completed document(s) to the addresses listed in the documents.
We thank you for your application and will get in contact with you as soon as possible.