The Mabula Ground Hornbill Research and Conservation Project (Mabula Project) had its origins in April 1999 when three recently fledged Southern Ground-Hornbill (SGH) chicks were delivered to the Mabula Game Reserve in the back of an old red Toyota Hi-Ace minivan. The concept for the project, with a mission to halt the decline of SGHs in South Africa by 2015, had its roots in long-term field studies of the species in the Kruger National Park (KNP) that began in 1967, when Alan Kemp started his post-graduate studies there on small hornbills but started watching these, the largest hornbills, whenever they crossed his path. Joined in 1968 by his wife Meg, the Kemps initiated a long-term focal study of SGHs around Satara Rest Camp in 1974 and later expanded it to cover the whole of the KNP, especially during 1991-98 (refs 1-9, 13-16), with aspects of data collection continued to this day by the Mabula Project and the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT).
The Project is registered as a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) and accordingly has a Board of Directors that ensure they remain on the right track, both in terms of our mandate and in terms of our careful spending of sponsor donations. Our financial reports are audited annually and you are welcome to request a copy of the latest audit.
Our NPO registration Number is 016-183. They are also a registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) 13/00/00/723.
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